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The Cost-of-Living Support Package: What It Means for UK Households

Households in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a £400 payment to help offset the increase in energy bills from October.

Households in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a £400 payment to help offset the increase in energy bills from October.

Photographer: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of payments to UK households struggling with the deepening cost-of-living crisis as he confirmed a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas giants.

Here is what the package means for you.