Fuel poverty

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‘Eating or breathing’: energy costs force stark choices on disabled people
People with severe disabilities and chronic conditions struggling in cost of living crisis, research shows

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

22, Jan, 2023 @2:40 PM

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Stop forcing people on to prepayment meters, UK minister urges suppliers
Grant Shapps tells firms to stop pushing consumers on to pre-paid tariffs amid threat to ‘name and shame’ worst offenders

Miles Brignall

22, Jan, 2023 @10:28 AM

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The Guardian view on disability and living costs: ministers must close the gap | Editorial
Editorial: Rising prices affect disabled people in specific and harsh ways. Evidence of widening inequality demands a targeted response


06, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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More than 700,000 people in England and Wales lack central heating, says ONS
Warnings of thousands of excess deaths this winter as official data highlights plight of most vulnerable

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

04, Jan, 2023 @3:05 PM

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Disabled people among hardest hit by cost of living crisis, finds study
People with disabilities more likely to cut back on energy use and food, Resolution Foundation says

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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More than 1m poor people with health problems in England at risk from cold
Calls for extra winter help as ONS estimates 1.3m people with heart and breathing conditions living in poverty

Kevin Rawlinson

16, Dec, 2022 @6:28 PM

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I'm so cold I live in my bed - like the grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Marin
As the brutal cold snap takes hold, I realise I have become one of the book’s characters, writes Marin


12, Dec, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Snow warning for south-east England as icy snap likely to trigger cold weather payments
Fuel poverty charity urges government to provide more support for ‘those at greatest peril’

Jamie Grierson

09, Dec, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Millions cannot afford to heat homes as UK faces Arctic snap
Joseph Rowntree Foundation urges government to increase basic rate of support to help cover essentials

Matthew Weaver

08, Dec, 2022 @8:05 AM

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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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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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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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