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Insulate your windows, close your curtains, and six other tips for keeping warm and saving money.
Big energy companies are facing a regulatory crackdown after Dermot Nolan, the Ofgem chief executive said companies had failed
Big energy companies are facing a regulatory crackdown after Dermot Nolan, the Ofgem chief executive said companies had failed
As winter grips the nation we know that a third of disabled people (32%) have cut back on energy consumption in the past 12 months. Over a quarter of disabled people - which equates to an estimated 2 million people across the UK - have struggled to pay their energy bills in the past year.
Over a recent discussion with the 4 year old about radiators, my daughter was amazed to learn that not everyone has heating including her very own Nan who lived without it when she was a girl.
Living in a home that is too cold kills more people in England and Wales than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse, new
Over a quarter of UK boilers have broken down without being insured, with two fifths of Brits saying that they'd have to borrow money to cover the repair cost or have no choice but to go without heating if their boiler broke down.
There are, I suspect, some adults who will be seduced by this kind of jolly CBeebies singalong advert. Who will merrily have their brain wiped clean of all the bad news stories that have plagued the energy industry and from now on look at British Gas as Brian Cant would Humpty - with fondness and kindness. Aren't they silly and sweet? I'm afraid I am not one of them.
One word of warning, if you are considering applying for a payback, my advice would be to do it so sooner rather than later. The Government plans to review the scheme quarterly and will reduce the incentive as necessary based on the number of people wanting to join. This is one example where it really will pay to be in there from the beginning.
The launch of Cold Homes Week this week is a harsh reminder that millions of children across the UK are growing up in cold homes. New figures reveal that over two million children in England are living in fuel poverty - an alarming 26% rise over last year.