Heating costs: Lindner holds out the prospect of help

In view of rising power prices, German Minister of Finance Christian Lindner is considering financial aid for socially disadvantaged people. “I pledge, with the capabilities I have, that we will also finance such solidarity-based support for people who are particularly affected by the increased costs of heating,” said the FDP leader at the virtual Epiphany meeting of the Liberals on Thursday. The Federal Ministry of Finance added that Lindner was referring to the one-time increase in the heating allowance for housing benefit recipients provided for in the coalition agreement.

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