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GOVERNMENT ‘MUST ACT TO PREVENT FUEL POOR BEING LEFT IN THE COLD’

OFTEC is calling on government to develop a heating strategy that is ‘fair for all’ as latest figures show the number of households living in fuel poverty in England and Wales has increased to more than 10%.

Fuel poverty data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) earlier this year shows that 2.38 million homes are currently classed as ‘fuel poor’, representing a 1.4% increase on previous figures. The statistics also underline that fuel poverty is more prevalent in rural areas, where properties are typically older, poorly insulated and therefore harder to heat.