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Campaigners Demand £14 Billion Package to Tackle UK Fuel Poverty

  • Calls to increase benefits for most vulnerable ahead of winter
  • Gas, electricity costs jump even with government intervention
Households and businesses have been thrown into disarray as energy costs have surged.

Households and businesses have been thrown into disarray as energy costs have surged.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

As many as seven million homes in the UK will experience dire fuel poverty this winter if the government doesn’t roll out a further £14 billion to protect them, campaigners said.

They are calling for targeted support measures for the most vulnerable members of society, such as those on disability benefits or in low-income households.