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PBR: Winter fuel payments go up for the elderly

Gordon Brown has promised further help for the elderly in his pre-Budget report in the form of the winter fuel payment.

From next year, the government (at a cost of £260m) will raise the fuel payments by £50. For those aged 70 and over the payments rise to £250, while those 80 and over go up to £350.

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