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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.
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.
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.
Ninety-five organisations call for the introduction of a social tariff
Post on 17th Jan 2023
New Fuel Poverty Monitor report which investigates the impact of the energy crisis on fuel poor households recommends the introduction of a new social tariff – a targeted discount energy deal for those at risk of fuel poverty.
New details announced on cost of living payments
Post on 03rd Jan 2023
The Government’s targeted support won’t be enough however to stop millions of vulnerable people sinking further into debt or being at risk of physical and mental harm, as they ration their energy to dangerous levels.
Fuel poverty charity joins calls for investigation into why so many energy prepay customers have not received support
Post on 20th Dec 2022
We are joining Which?, Citizens Advice, Age UK and Money Saving Expert in calling on energy firms and the government to urgently investigate why so many customers on traditional prepayment meters have not yet accessed the government support.
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