17,000 people in the UK died last winter due to cold housing
15 February 2019
On Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, E3G and NEA reveal there were over 17,000 deaths due to cold housing conditions last winter and almost twice as many people died compared to the previous winter. E3G and NEA also confirm last winter’s excess winter mortality in the UK was the highest since 1976. The new findings are released on national Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, the national day highlighting the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes.