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Charity comments on BEIS Committee report on energy pricing and the future of the energy market
Post on 25th Jul 2022
Energy prices continue to spiral, and vulnerable households in the energy market are being hardest hit. It is vital that the plans from the UK Government and Ofgem are scrutinised by Parliament, and they act on this credible set of recommendations to hel
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8.2 million UK households could be in fuel poverty from October
Post on 22nd Jul 2022
Energy experts Cornwall Insight predicted that when the price cap rises in October, the average energy bill could reach £3,250 per year, with bills expected to increase by over 60%.
Poorest households are struggling to get the £150 council tax energy rebate
Post on 17th May 2022
The rebate was brought in to help householders with soaring energy bills, but National Energy Action (NEA) warns that millions of pounds are yet to be claimed.
Vulnerable households “left with no choices” as sky rocketing prices hit
Post on 31st Mar 2022
On Friday 1st April an average of over 22 million domestic energy customers across Great Britain will see their home energy bills soar by £700 per year to almost £2,000. An increase of over 54%.
10 Recommendations to tackle the Energy Crisis in Northern Ireland
Post on 29th Mar 2022
Over the last number of months, NEA has experienced a significant rise in the number of households seeking emergency support. Unfortunately, we expect this trend to continue as we believe as many as 40% of households might now be struggling due to the spiralling energy costs. Ahead of the upcoming Assembly Election, NEA are calling on politicians to commit to tackling the Energy Crisis head on. Below, we outline our key asks which we believe will assist in easing the pressures on vulnerable households in Northern Ireland, both in the short and longer term.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Charities warn £3,000 energy bill could leave 8.5 million UK households in fuel poverty
Post on 04th Mar 2022
Chancellor urged to rethink ‘heat now, pay later’ rebate and protect low-income and vulnerable households from soaring energy bills.
Government plans for energy crisis ‘woefully inadequate’
Post on 03rd Feb 2022
Soaring increases mean the cost of heating an average home will have doubled in 18 months and the in fuel poverty will also soar from 4 million to 6.5 million households across the UK