Latest fuel poverty headlines impacting rural areas


Loyal customers to pay fair energy prices

1 January 2019

A new price cap will benefit 11m households who have stayed loyal to energy suppliers on poor value tariffs, says the government. (UK Government)

Keep older people safe, warm and well

10 January 2019

Lancashire residents are being urged to check on vulnerable neighbours and relatives during colder months. (The Visitor)

Grants available to install affordable heating

8 January 2019

Three hundred households in Herefordshire and Shropshire are to benefit from Warm Homes Grants to install efficient affordable heating. (Ledbury Reporter)

MP backs warm homes fuel poverty campaign

23 December 2018

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has backed a campaign to help people struggling to heat their homes. (South Wales Argus)

More than 5,000 homes face higher fuel bills

7 January 2019

Almost one in seven families in Harborough could face higher fuel bills this winter because they aren’t connected to the gas mains. (Harborough Mail)

11% of West Norfolk people live in fuel poverty

8 January 2019

More than 40% of families in West Norfolk could face higher fuel bills this winter. (KLFM 967)

£150,000 to help disabled people avoid fuel poverty

12 January 2019

A West Midlands charity has been awarded £150,000 to help disabled people avoid fuel poverty. (Planet Radio)

Cornish families could face higher winter fuel bills

6 January 2019

More than four in ten families in Cornwall could face higher fuel bills this winter because they are not connected to the gas mains. (Pirate FM)

£87,000 in funding for Rural Coffee Caravan

22 December 2019

A charity which combats rural loneliness and fuel poverty has secured £87,000 in funding for a new vehicle and staff. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Regulator upgrades six housing associations

19 December 2018

Six housing associations have seen their ratings for governance upgraded by the Regulator of Social Housing. (Inside Housing)

'Cashless society' leaves rural communities behind

18 December 2018

Rural communities could bear the brunt of continuing moves towards a cashless society when it comes to paying for fuel and other necessities. (This is Money)

Fuel poverty risk for rural homes

29 December 2018

Parts of rural East Lancashire are being placed in fuel poverty because of their lack of connections to the gas network, a study has found. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Fuel poverty campaign launched

19 December 2019

The Labour Party has launched a Christmas campaign to tackle fuel poverty across Scotland. (Dumbarton Reporter)


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