fuel poverty

A million homes lined up for energy bill cuts

A million homes lined up for energy bill cuts

Ministers admit much more needs to be done to reach fuel poverty targetsOne million more homes in England could be in line for help to cut their energy bills under the government’s latest strategy to
UK energy-saving efforts collapse after government subsidy cuts

UK energy-saving efforts collapse after government subsidy cuts

Only 10,000 upgrades such as loft insulation happen each month compared with 65,000 in 2014, report showsEfforts to end fuel poverty and energy waste by making the UK’s draughty homes more efficient
MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

Critics warn of ‘chronic public health crisis’ as green initiative leaves homes in the coldCampaigners and MPs have accused ministers of leaving vulnerable households in the cold, as new figures
Families facing perfect storm of rises in utility bills

Families facing perfect storm of rises in utility bills

Energy, water and council tax are all set to go up this yearPrice hikes in essential utilities that are set to be introduced in April could result in families plunging into the red and having to turn
Weatherwatch: why cold weather is still a killer in the UK

Weatherwatch: why cold weather is still a killer in the UK

Research finds local communities can do most to halt unnecessary deaths In an affluent, educated country like the UK it is surprising that there is still a large spike in the number of people who die
Number of UK households in energy debt rises by 300,0000

Number of UK households in energy debt rises by 300,0000

Nearly £400m is owed to power companies following latest round of hikes, says reportThe number of households already in debt to their energy supplier before winter begins has grown by more than
Government 'will miss fuel poverty target by more than six decades'

Government 'will miss fuel poverty target by more than six decades'

IPPR says reform is needed of scheme for installing energy efficiency measuresThe government will miss a key fuel poverty target by more than half a century at the current rate homes are being
Rising energy prices expected to worsen UK fuel poverty

Rising energy prices expected to worsen UK fuel poverty

Gap between cost of energy and what people can afford set to rise by 9% in 2018The depth of fuel poverty blighting Britain’s poorest households is expected to worsen because of energy price rises this
Devon 'log bank' set up to help those struggling with fuel poverty

Devon 'log bank' set up to help those struggling with fuel poverty

Foresters cooperative forging links with food banks and charities to reach those in needA band of volunteer foresters working from a base tucked away in a steep West Country valley is pioneering a
One Christmas, I ran out of money. Instead of coming clean, I felt ashamed | Reni Eddo-Lodge

One Christmas, I ran out of money. Instead of coming clean, I felt ashamed | Reni Eddo-Lodge

My friends and family didn’t know that I was living in income poverty. Though my restricted holiday spending was temporary, I should have talked about itIt had been a difficult year, a year in which I
Tenants lose out after landlord pressure halves UK home insulation cap

Tenants lose out after landlord pressure halves UK home insulation cap

Plan to make landlords improve draughtiest homes and boost energy efficiency for hundreds of thousands of tenants lies in tatters, say criticsTenants face missing out on energy bill savings after the
People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warnsNo gas boilers have been repaired since April under a government scheme
People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warnsNo gas boilers have been repaired since April under a government scheme