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My hands are frozen as I type – we are existing, not living | Letter
Letter: Helena Parker has been a staunch Tory voter all her life, but can no longer support a party that does not think of people’s needs, only how to balance the books

01, Dec, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Losing energy support will mean ‘fuel poverty for more than 7m’ in UK
A new report calls for targeted help for those who will no longer qualify from changes next spring

Miles Brignall

30, Nov, 2022 @10:00 PM

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UK food price inflation hits new high of 12.4%
Rise in cost of essentials will hit poorer households, already struggling with higher energy bills, hardest

Sarah Butler

30, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Octopus takeover of Bulb faces delay after rivals seek judicial review
Three companies complain over lack of transparency around deal which could be biggest government bailout since RBS and Lloyds

Alex Lawson, Jasper Jolly and Anna Isaac

29, Nov, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Disabled children can’t afford to use their ventilators this winter. Politicians need to face reality | Frances Ryan
It’s not fearmongering to suggest that in the absence of proper state support this winter, people are going to die, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Calls for UK ban on pre-payment meter installations made under court warrants
End Fuel Poverty Coalition fears energy suppliers are using warrants to disconnect poorest ‘by the back door’

Miles Brignall and agencies

29, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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National Grid cancels plans to start emergency winter scheme
Operator had indicated it could ask consumers to start using demand flexibility service on Tuesday

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @3:41 PM

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UK households have cut energy consumption by 10%, say suppliers
E.ON reports up to 15% drop as Grant Shapps writes to firms saying customers cutting back on energy use should not face direct debit rise

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Nov, 2022 @3:30 PM

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The Observer view on fuel poverty measures freezing out poorest Britons | Observer editorial
New analysis reveals the least affluent need urgent government support this winter

Observer editorial

27, Nov, 2022 @9:04 AM

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Millions of households will be spending nearly third of income on fuel by spring
Findings come amid mounting evidence that the poorest people in the UK are paying a ‘poverty premium’ for basic services

Michael Savage Policy Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Christmas show must go on: householders vow to keep the festive lights on
Soaring energy bills and cost of living crisis won’t deter yuletide light show enthusiasts but councils cut back

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

26, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ofgem unveils new energy rules but ‘fails to protect’ customer deposits
Regulator criticised because it will only ‘closely’ monitor suppliers’ use of credit balances

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

25, Nov, 2022 @8:29 AM

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