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Source : Age Cymru
Published on 28 May 2012 09:00 AM
This year, Age Cymru Enterprises gas customers are set to receive additional Cold Weather Payments of £80,227.
Age Cymru Enterprises is working in partnership with Age UK Enterprises, the commercial services arm of the charity Age UK, and E.ON to issue the payments in Wales.
UK-wide, Cold Weather Payment payouts totalling more than £5.6 million will be awarded to gas customers on E.ON’s Age UK Energy tariffs, with more than £1.7m of this figure going to customers over the age of 80.
The guaranteed Cold Weather Payment, funded by E.ON, has been designed to offer some financial relief and peace of mind to those in later life to customers across the UK, and is in addition to the UK Government’s Cold Weather Payment.
Robert Taylor, Age Cymru’s Chef Executive said:
“We know that the cost of keeping warm in winter can be a concern to older people.
“That’s why, with the support of E.ON, we give all our gas customers an additional Cold Weather Payment on top of the UK Government’s payment to offer them a little extra support when they need it most.
“This year, Age Cymru Enterprises’s gas customers will receive an extra £80,227 from the total of £5.6 million which equates to £20 per household on average.”
Fiona Stark, Director of Corporate Affairs at E.ON, said:
“Our Cold Weather Payments are designed to give Age UK Energy gas customers practical help and reassurance during the colder months, and are just part of the support we provide in addition to our ongoing community and energy efficiency support.
“We’re the only energy supplier to offer energy products specifically designed to meet the needs of older people so we know how important this extra support is, and, under our Reset Review we’re hoping to do even more to help make real improvements for customers on the areas that matter most to them.”
Age Cymru Enterprises is the commercial services arm of Age Cymru – the older people’s charity for Wales.
The guaranteed Cold Weather Payment is part of the tailored package developed for Age Cymru Enterprises and Age UK Enterprises by E.ON, one of the UK’s leading electricity and gas companies.
The Age UK E.ON Energy product is designed to meet the needs of older people.
It offers information and advice on how to reduce energy usage, clear bills and dedicated customer service support.
To find out more about Age UK Energy, including Cold Weather Payments, please call Age Cymru Enterprises Cardiff on 0800 652 9220, or Age Cymru Enterprises Pontypridd on 0800 652 9221.
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