‘Seven million people living in fuel poverty in UK’

Date: 03/02/2014

A total of seven million people, including 2.2 million children, are living in fuel poverty in England.

New figures released today claim the number of children “growing up cold” has risen by 26% – or 460,000 – compared to a year ago.

One in five Brits have switched off their heating this winter to save money “despite being cold at home”. Nearly half (48%) have cut back on other spending in order to pay to heat their homes, “with sacrifices including school equipment and clothing or food for the family”, the Energy Bill Revolution claims.

Source: CHPA / Energy Live News