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1 in 4 pensioners to use heating allowance for food and Christmas presents

Research reveals the financial difficulties faced by older people struggling to keep their homes warm as winter approaches.

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.

Scotland urged to take action on fuel poverty as thousands die from cold homes

Campaigners call on the Scottish Government to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes.

Thousands could die from cold homes this winter, charities warn

Charities call for an urgent summit to work to resolve the growing crisis of fuel poverty in the UK.

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.

Half Of Low-Income Families Forced To Choose Between Heating And Eating

Half of low-income families are still struggling with the cost of keeping their homes warm, according to new research.

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.

Fuel Poor Scots To Benefit From New £224 Million Scheme

Vulnerable and fuel poor Scottish households are set to benefit from a new £224 million scheme, which could make it easier and cheaper to heat their homes.

Cold Homes Could Kill One Hundred Thousand By 2030, Warns Charity

A toxic combination of unaffordable energy prices, low incomes and poor quality housing have resulted in poorer households being unable to adequately heat their homes.

£20 Million To Cut Fuel Poverty In Scotland

An additional £20 million will be invested to cut fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s housing.

One Million Working Households Cannot Afford To Heat Their Homes

Just over 1.1 million working households in England are now classed as 'fuel poor'.

Big Freeze: More Than 1,000,000 Families Living In Fuel Poverty, Figures Show

Campaigners claim the big freeze is caused by a combination of rising energy prices and changes to the welfare system

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.