Fuel poverty to bite this winter

23rd October 2012. Fuel poverty for old age pensioners.

23rd October 2012. Fuel poverty for old age pensioners.

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MORE and more households in Derbyshire will be plunged into fuel poverty this winter as energy bills hit an all-time high.

Experts say inflation busting hikes will leave record numbers below the fuel poverty line – spending more than ten per cent of their income on heating and light.

Gas and electricity prices are set to soar by up to 11 per cent before Christmas, with average household bills hitting £1,334 a year.

 

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