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New official statistics highlight fuel poverty crisis deepening – as half of British adults turn their heating off, even when it’s cold inside
Post on 15th Feb 2024
Today the UK government reveals 3.17 million households in England are in fuel poverty – virtually unchanged from 2022. The figures show that the fuel poverty crisis is deepening.
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Autumn Statement fails the poorest households in cold and unsafe homes – says fuel poverty charity
Post on 22nd Nov 2023
Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action warns that the Autumn Statement fails the poorest households in cold and unsafe homes, as new polling reveals 1 in 4 UK adults have found it difficult to afford their energy bills in the past three months.
Content Type: News Release
Standing charge rises are hurting low-income households
Post on 08th Sep 2023
The standing charge is a fixed daily fee applied to energy bills. It covers the cost of maintaining the infrastructure and providing services, regardless of whether you use these services are not.
Over a million vulnerable households missed out on vital energy crisis support last winter
Post on 06th Sep 2023
Today, the chief executive of fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) told MPs that over a million vulnerable households missed out on vital energy crisis support last winter.
Is the worst of the energy crisis over?
Post on 24th Aug 2023
Tomorrow (25 August), Ofgem will announce the new level of the energy price cap, for 1 October to 31 December. Based on the latest analysis by Cornwall Insight, the typical annual dual-fuel energy bill is expected to fall and be around £1,925.
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Nearly half of Gypsy and Traveller communities may not have received any Government energy crisis support
Post on 10th Aug 2023
New research finds many in the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, and Nomadic (GTRNCs) communities have been left without government support during the energy crisis.
Government must provide more support for fuel-poor this winter
Post on 21st Jul 2023
Energy suppliers and consumer groups are calling on the Government to look now at bill support for customers this winter – including options such as a social tariff for next year and beyond.
Content Type: News Release
UK Government energy support ends for over 20 million households tomorrow – leaving 6.6 million in fuel poverty
Post on 30th Jun 2023
Tomorrow (1 July) UK Government energy bills support ends for over two thirds of households across the UK. Ofgem’s price cap is reducing, meaning the typical annual bill will be £2,100 but 6.6 million UK households will be in fuel poverty.
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