Tag: fuel poverty

Report highlights health impacts of cold homes

New analysis from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) has found that 9.6m UK households are living in heat-leaking, poorly insulated homes.

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Age UK renews calls for social tariff

A new report from Age UK has highlighted the need for a social tariff with discounted energy costs for those of all ages at greatest risk from the cold.

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Utilita Giving announces fund to help fuel poverty

Utilita Giving – founded earlier this year – will provide aid, tools, and advice to lift households out of food and fuel poverty.

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“There’s a balance to be struck on standing charges”

With standing charges under review and energy prices forecast to be higher than ever this winter, Lucy Dixon spoke to Utilita’s CEO Bill Bullen about how the company is supporting its vulnerable customers.

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Housing Fuel Poverty Index launches

Switchee has introduced the Housing Fuel Poverty Index (HFPI), an aggregated metric identifying fuel poverty within social housing.

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Warm Home Prescription recommended by 93% of health professionals

Energy Systems Catapult, in partnership with local NHS partners and local energy advice organisations have carried out a further trial of Warm Home Prescription (WHP).

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Ideal Heating partners with Wrekin Housing to tackle fuel poverty

Ideal Heating has made a ‘significant donation’ to Shropshire social housing provider Wrekin Housing Group, which provides over 13,000 homes for affordable rent and low-cost ownership across the West Midlands. Ideal Heating has a long-standing relationship with Wrekin Housing Group and has been the company’s preferred supplier for eight years. The donation supports the housing […]

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Warm Homes Fund saves households £922 per year

New research published this week has revealed the significant impact the Warm Homes Fund (WHF) project had, saving households a total of over £10 million – that’s £922 per household.   The project has delivered energy efficiency measures to fuel-poor households since September 2017 and will run until July 2024.   Measures delivered by the […]

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British Gas supports calls for social tariff

Centrica‘s Group Chief Executive, Chris O’Shea, has said a social tariff for vulnerable households would be a “step in the right direction”. The comments came as part of an announcement regarding prepayment meters, where British Gas stated they will stop using contractors to fit prepayment meters under court warrant. It unveiled plans for a series […]

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Bristol City Leap’s energy efficiency upgrades to tackle fuel poverty

Bristol City Leap will deliver the Bright Green Homes project across the South West with Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) funding. Bristol City Leap is a new partnership between Bristol City Council and Ameresco, designed to bring in investments of nearly £500 million in low carbon energy projects and create over 1000 jobs in its first […]

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Citizens Advice calls for social tariff to fight fuel poverty

Citizens Advice is calling on the government to introduce an energy social tariff by 2024. The call for a social tariff comes in a new report commissioned by Citizens Advice and led by the Social Market Foundation and Public First. It would consist of a cash payment to fuel poor households, varying according to their […]

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Calls build to postpone energy price rise as 3.2 million now in fuel poverty

The latest figures show the number of households in fuel poverty has reached 3.26 million. Last February, the average annual energy bill was £1,271 and now it is £2,500 but set to rise to an annual average of £3,000 from April. Energy Minister Grant Shapps is said to be considering stopping the planned April rise. […]

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