The coalition government – once again in search of welfare bill savings – is considering cutting back on winter fuel payments to pensioners living abroad. Data released by the Department for Work & Pensions under the Freedom of Information Act highlights exactly where those payments are going.
Half of all claimants live in Spain – not known for having a chilly climate. Payments aren’t just going to the Costa del Sol – British pensioners living all over the continent are claiming this benefit. Other popular countries include France, Cyprus and Portugal. Read more