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People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.

Corbyn vows to slash household utility bills by £220 a year

Labour reiterates its manifesto pledge to reduce household bills by renationalising utility companies and Royal Mail.

Tory pledge to cap energy bills missing from Queen’s speech

Protection for 17m families paying most expensive tariff, which Tories promised in election campaign, has been dropped.

Prepayment meter cap to save Britain’s poorest up to £160 a year on energy costs

Citizens Advice says the new cap 'should stop some of the poorest households paying over the odds to heat and light their homes'.

More than 2.3m families living in fuel poverty in England

Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords.

Warm Homes Discount Scheme Delays Leave Vulnerable People In The Cold

Pensioners and others who qualify for help to meet higher winter fuel bills are not being paid until end of February or March.

E.ON Has Responded To The Energy Needs Of Low-Income Households, Says CAB

'Smart Pay As You Go' option from energy giant E.ON offers prepayment customers the same monthly prices as direct debit customers.

Fuel Banks Pilot Scheme Aims To Address Austerity-Era Dilemma Of ‘Heat Or Eat’

Fuel voucher for families who use prepayment meters will be available to those in crisis referred to food banks by welfare advice agencies, GPs and social workers.

Scottish Pensioners Need Winter Fuel Allowance Increase, Says SNP

If WFA had increased by inflation since 2000-01, pensioners would be £76 better off in 2014-15 than they are.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Benefits and tax credits payment dates Easter 2017

If you're worried about benefits and tax credits payments over Easter 2017 here are the dates you need to remember.