Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Quarter of homes 'face fuel poverty': Green taxes add to burden for struggling families

One in four households will struggle to keep warm this winter because of costlier gas and electricity and the impact of green taxes, figures out today show.

More than five million households in England alone are living in fuel poverty as incomes stagnate and energy bills soar. It is feared many may have to choose between food and energy in a 'heat or eat' dilemma.

Fuel poverty is where a family spends more than 10 per cent of its income on energy.

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