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British Queen keeps 31,000 Irish pensioners warm

The British government is paying winter fuel bills for over 31,000 pensioners here after the country passed its “temperature test”. Due to a EU ruling, it had to give the “winter fuel payment” to Irish people who spent most of their working lives in

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

25th January, 2015

And it is retaining the payment here, even though British pensioners living in warmer countries had the payment of up to €350 per year cut off under a “temperature test”.

New figures obtained by The Sunday Business Post show that the winter fuel payment was made to 31,810 pensioners here for the 2013-2014 winter at a cost of €7.4 million to the British government. The average payment per pensioner was €233.

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