Latest fuel poverty headlines impacting rural areas


Excess winter death rate at highest since 1976

18 February 2019

Almost 17,000 people in the UK died due to cold housing during the winter of 2017/18, according to new statistics from think tank E3G and fuel-poverty charity National Energy Action. (Which?)

Charity demands action as fuel poverty soars

18 February 2019

A fuel poverty charity is calling for action as worrying new figures show an increase in winter deaths last winter. (Slough & Bucks Observer)

MP reminds PM of 'rip-off' energy cap pledge

13 February 2019

An MP reminds the PM of her call to end to rip-off energy prices, but tells her 2.5 million people were now in fuel poverty. (BBC Online)

Outreach event to help the fight against fuel poverty

11 February 2019

A NEW charity dedicated to fighting fuel poverty will be reaching out to a Cumbrian community. (News & Star)

Housing chief visits Richmondshire for talks

18 January 2019

The chief executive of the organisation which represents housing associations in England has visited Richmondshire to discuss rural housing issues. (Richmondshire Today)

Hundreds benefit from £3m fuel poverty scheme

14 February 2019

Hundreds of people living in fuel poverty have benefited during the first six months of a multi-million pound scheme to tackle the problem. (North Norfolk News)

Council in £1.7m plan to help heat homes

28 January 2019

Neath Port Talbot Council is to deliver a £1.7m project to install first-time oil central heating plus energy saving measures into 200 “fuel poor” rural homes. (Business News Wales)

Almost 250k homes in East Midlands living in fuel poverty

14 February 2019

Almost a quarter of a million East Midlands households will be suffering from fuel poverty this winter, new figures have revealed. (Chad)

1,470 die in winter because of inadequate heating

13 February 2019

Almost 1500 vulnerable people died in the Yorkshire and Humber region last winter because they as were unable to heat their homes adequately. (Doncaster Free Press)

1,000 homes to be connected to mains gas

20 February 2019

Staffordshire County Council's new Warm Homes Fund will see hundreds of people lifted out of fuel poverty, says the local authority. (Stoke Sentinel)

District council to improve energy efficiency of new homes

21 February 2019

Housing experts at Warwick District Council are to spend up to £90,000 drawing up a plan which would improve the energy efficiency of its new council houses. (The Courier)

Fuel poverty in Sussex is causing excess winter deaths

15 February 2019

There were 7,700 excess winter deaths in south-east England last winter as people were unable to heat their homes. (Eastbourne Herald)

NHS advises residents to ‘keep warm, keep well’

2 February 2019

One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm, according to Lincolnshire East CCG. (Louth Leader)

Trust awarded funding to alleviate fuel poverty

21 January 2019

National Energy Action has announced this year’s successful Warm and Safe Homes Campaign (WASH) Award winners. (Isle of Wight Observer)

Fuel poverty is focus of five-year economic plan

21 February 2019

FIGHTING food and fuel poverty is one of the key elements of a new five-year plan for the Greater Brighton Economic Board. (The Argus)

Helping hand for residents struggling to heat homes

11 February 2019

Waltham Forest residents who are struggling to afford to heat their homes are being offered a helping hand. (Yellow Advertiser)


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