Heating: a Real Problem for Working Poor and Unemployed.

Posted: January 19, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Ipswich Unemployed Action.

In the last few weeks I have met a number of people who say that they simply cannot afford to heat their flats or houses.

There are people now who sit in the cold.

This explains how widespread this is.

From the excellent Unemployed on Tyne and Wear site.

One Million Working Households Cannot Afford To Heat Their Homes

Nearly half of all households who cannot afford to heat their homes are in work, a shocking new report reveals.

Damning research from the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange, reveals how the Government is spending less than half of the £1.2 billion needed to tackle fuel poverty in England.

The government is currently investing £490 million a year to move all fuel poor homes in England to a ‘BandC’ energy efficiency rating by 2030. However, Policy Exchange has estimated the true cost to be £1.2 billion a year…

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