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Rural idyll? The forgotten faces of fuel poverty

Historically, rural households have been the forgotten faces of fuel poverty. Hidden beneath the idyll of chocolate-box cottages and rolling countryside, households in rural areas are more likely to suffer from fuel poverty than their urban counterparts and schemes designed...

How the Big Six fuels winter deaths

The topics of energy prices, fuel poverty and the big six energy companies have filled newspaper headlines for weeks so it may come as no surprise that today hundreds of people have gathered in Central London, Oxford and Bristol for...

We need to talk about waste

Never mind buying gifts for their families and friends, this Christmas many people in Britain will face a choice to heat or eat. It’s a national scandal and it deserves to be at the forefront of our political debate. If...

Freezing energy prices: The facts

Politics is not won and lost in PMQs performances. Politics is something that happens in the homes and workplaces of people across the country. And right now it’s at the kitchen table where many families are making the choice between...

Scrapping green levies won’t help the fuel poor

Much of the debate on energy prices has focused on the role that so-called ‘green levies’ have played in contributing to rising costs, as we saw in David Cameron’s announcements yesterday.

Back in party conference season there were already indications that...

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