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Lessons from Europe on fuel poverty: sharing knowledge globally

by Harriet Thomson

Fuel poverty, which is more commonly referred to as energy poverty outside the UK, occurs when a household experiences inadequate levels of essential energy services (such as heating, cooling, and lighting). 796 more words


Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship

Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty… 425 more words

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MSP's Anger at Delay to Early Winter Fuel Allowance

Local MSP Rhoda Grant, Labour, has hit out at  delayed payments by the Scottish Government of the winter fuel allowance to pensioners in Orkney.

Early payments would go to pensioners who live in areas where there is no mains gas. 227 more words


We May Never Know How [Benefit Denial] Mother - Found frozen died

We may never know how mother found ‘frozen in hat and coat’ died.Tragic young death of Runcorn mother deemed to fall outside remit of coroner’s court hearings… 729 more words


Scottish Government sets out the options for a publicly owned energy company

Governments are taking different actions to address fuel poverty. A new state-owned energy company could help boost the Scottish economy and alleviate fuel poverty, new analysis shows. 350 more words

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Better understanding the impact of energy poverty in Europe

Seldom do we fully understand the impact of fuel poverty. A new photo essay examines the ways in which people across Europe become vulnerable when sufficient energy to support health and well-being is either unavailable or unaffordable. 83 more words

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