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Related report: Is there a "heat or eat" trade-off in the UK?
Related report: 'Cash by any other name? evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment' and 'Is there a heat or eat trade-off in the UK?'
Two papers published today by the IFS and funded by the Nuffield Foundation show that: Households receiving the winter fuel payment are almost 14 times as likely to spend the money on fuel than would have been the case had their incomes been increased in other ways; But in very cold weather it remains the case that the poorest pensioners cut back on spending on food to finance the additional cost of heating their homes.
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IFS researchers have investigated the relative merits of government policies designed to protect elderly households from the coldest winters.