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Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.
Labour reiterates its manifesto pledge to reduce household bills by renationalising utility companies and Royal Mail.
Protection for 17m families paying most expensive tariff, which Tories promised in election campaign, has been dropped.
Citizens Advice says the new cap 'should stop some of the poorest households paying over the odds to heat and light their homes'.
Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords.
Pensioners and others who qualify for help to meet higher winter fuel bills are not being paid until end of February or March.
'Smart Pay As You Go' option from energy giant E.ON offers prepayment customers the same monthly prices as direct debit customers.
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.