Winter Fuel Payment axed for people in hot countries

The Chancellor has said that Winter Fuel Payment will be dependent on a "temperature test".

So from the autumn of 2015, we will link the Winter Fuel Payment to a temperature test. People in hot countries will no longer get it. It is, after all, a payment for winter fuel.

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Osborne curbs welfare benefits

The newly unemployed will have to wait at least seven days before they are able to sign on, under a series of changes to welfare benefits announced by the Chancellor. A new welfare cap will be set from 2015 and OAP expats face losing fuel payments.