Energy is ‘becoming a luxury’ for millions

Energy is “becoming a luxury” for millions of UK households and the government’s response to the crisis has been “woefully inadequate”, a national fuel poverty charity has warned. Fuel Bank Foundation, which provides emergency financial support to prepayment meter (PPM) customers, as well as those who use alternative fuels, has published its latest report which highlights the extreme lengths some are going to as a result of fuel poverty. It has made a number of recommendations it wants to see implemented including, among other things, increasing benefits in line with inflation and implementing a national energy efficiency programme.

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