Tag: fuel poverty

Five million paid less than living wage

Five million paid less than living wage

Five million people in the UK are paid less than the ‘living wage’ of £7.20, or £8.30 in London, according to a new report by KPMG. In Northern Ireland, 24 per cent of workers receive less than they require in order to pay for essentials and the situation is little better in Wales where 23 [...]

October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More
400,000 more English homes in fuel poverty

400,000 more English homes in fuel poverty

An increase in the price of gas and electricity price at the end of 2011 is estimated to have pushed 400,000 more homes in England into fuel poverty, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The new projections show that 3.9 million homes in England were in fuel poverty at the end [...]

May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Fuel poverty continues to soar amid higher energy prices

Fuel poverty continues to soar amid higher energy prices

Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed fuel poverty continues to soar amid higher energy prices. Anyone spending over 10% of their household income on heating their homes are said to be in fuel poverty. Figures from the Department showed that the number of households in fuel poverty in 2003 [...]

July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fuel poverty soars amid higher energy prices

Fuel poverty soars amid higher energy prices

Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have revealed that fuel poverty has more than doubled in the last five years amid rising energy prices. Anyone spending over 10% of their household income on heating their homes are said to be in fuel poverty. The figures show that an increasing amount of people [...]

October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
ONS reveals fall in pensioner poverty

ONS reveals fall in pensioner poverty

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that the number of pensioners living in poverty has shrank by almost a third to two million in 2007/08 from 2.9 million in 1998/99. Poverty is officially defined as living on 60% of the average income - once housing costs have been paid. The ONS also [...]

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CAB sees increase in fuel debts

CAB sees increase in fuel debts

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) said there is a growing increase in the number of consumers struggling with fuel debts. During April to September 2009, the CAB in England and Wales reported a 46% increase in the number of clients with fuel debts compared to the same period a year ago. David Harker, chief executive [...]

October 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More