Saturday, 4 October 2008

Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty hits 3.5 million homes

At Least 1 million more households are living in fuel poverty, according to new government figures.

The number of homes in Britain spending more than ten per cent of their income on heating rose to 3.5million in 2006 from the previous year.

Environment minister Hilary Benn (son of Tony) said Labour was committed to tackling fuel poverty but that ‘sharply rising energy price rises have made that goal increasingly difficult’.
Meanwhile, Help the Aged said more than 25,000 people died from cold related illnesses, such as pneumonia each winter.

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