Latest fuel poverty headlines impacting rural areas


Citizens Advice Bureau handed £50k to fight fuel poverty

29 March 2019

A Citizens Advice Bureau in Dorset has been given a £50,000 to help fight fuel poverty. (Dorset Echo)

Why outside the grid does not mean outside of help

19 March 2019

Off-grid living may conjure up romantic ideas of returning to a more natural way of living, the reality for many is much more prosaic. (Energy Saving Trust)

Funding boost for charity to ease fuel poverty

29 March 2019

A Moray charity has received a funding boost to run a project to reduce fuel poverty across the north of Scotland. (Press & Journal)

Concerns over 34,000 fuel-poor homes in Cheshire

30 March 2019

Concerns have been raised over the health of fuel-poor households in Cheshire, with high expenditure on heating pushing many into further financial hardship. (Northwich Guardian)

Warning over high number of fuel poor households

25 March 2019

Government statistics reveal 31,906 people in County Durham cannot afford to adequately heat their home given their income. (The Northern Echo)

Shropshire is ‘extreme’ example of fuel poverty

27 March 2019

Almost half the homes in Shropshire are not connected to the gas network, it can be revealed. (Whitchurch Herald)

Housing association turns to ground source heat pumps

22 March 2019

Together Housing is replacing night storage heaters with ground source heat pumps in more than 700 properties across Lancashire and Yorkshire. (The Construction Index)

Thousands in West Sussex living in fuel poverty

28 March 2019

Rural communities in particularly are struggling to heat their homes, confirms a report which shows 30,709 people in West Sussex are in fuel poverty. (West Sussex County Times)

Cheshire East unveils rural action plan

15 March 2019

Fuel poverty is among the priorities in a rural action plan unveiled by Cheshire East Council to highlight the challenges facing countryside communities. (Cheshire East Council)

Big increase in Suffolk living in fuel poverty

27 March 2019

Pleas have been made to help rural people after a dramatic rise in the number of Suffolk households living in fuel poverty. (Source: EADT)

Councillors call for action over fuel poverty

27 March 2019

Councillors in Hartlepool have called for action over sofa surfing and poverty issues raised by a recent TV series. (Hartlepool Mail)

SSEN joins scheme to tackle fuel poverty

29 March 2019

SSEN has joined forces with energy experts Home Energy Scotland and YES Energy Solutions to offer free advice to vulnerable customers. (Utility Week)

Act plea over ‘shocking’ fuel poverty figures

29 March 2019

More than 122,300 people across the West Yorkshire region are in fuel poverty – with rural areas particularly affected, according to latest figures. (Keighley News)

End fuel poverty by 2032, Scots government urged

25 March 2019

Labour is demanding the Scottish Government be more ambitious by pledging to eradicate fuel poverty entirely by 2032. (Press Association via Aol)


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