Gavin Strang


Fuel Poverty still a pressing issue

29 April 2009

Despite progress towards Government targets to eradicate fuel poverty, too many households still live in fuel poverty, spending more than a tenth of their income on fuel bills.

Winter Fuel Payments were introduced to help pensioners out of fuel poverty, and this year they rose to £250 for households with someone aged 60-79, and £400 for households with someone aged over 80 or more.

If you did not get a Winter Fuel Payment and think that you might be entitled to one, call the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline on 08459 15 15 15 (charges are the same as for local calls).

This article is from Gavin Strang's Spring 2009 Constituency Update

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