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Welcome to the latest Spotlight on Fuel Poverty - brought to you by the Rural Services Network and the Rural England CIC in association with Calor.
Limited options for fuel in rural localities – many of which lack mains gas – make efficient fuel use and insulation particularly important for countryside communities.
In addition, rural residents face the challenges of lower average wages, an ageing population and single-skin, solid wall or non-cavity wall properties.
The Rural Services Network believes the national picture must not mask this extra rural dimension.
24 August 2019
People are being reminded to need to check if they qualify for the UK Government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme. (Powys County Times)
18 August 2019
A no-deal Brexit will disproportionately affect low-income groups because a higher proportion of their money goes on food and fuel, says a leaked government paper. (iNews)
21 August 2019
Governments support to help homeowners improve fuel efficiency varies widely throughout the UK. (Energy Saving Trust)
29 August 2019
Energy generated and used locally opens up independence from the big, dominant energy companies – and brings community benefits. (Energy Saving Trust)
25 July 2019
As concerns over the climate crisis intensify, housing associations must step up with some bold actions, argues Richard Jennings. (Inside Housing)
14 August 2019
Charities that have innovative ideas can apply for a share of £10m from the Energy Redress Scheme. (Third Sector)
2 August 2019
Thousands of council tenants signed up to a problem-plagued solar energy scheme are being moved to a new electricity supplier. (Stoke Sentinel)
29 July 2019
Energy efficient houses are a growing trend in the UK and around the world. (Property Road)
6 August 2019
South Cambridgeshire’s community groups can now bid for a share of just over £91,000 from a new fund that aims to help create a cleaner, greener future. (Cambridge Network)
5 August 2019
Reducing fuel poverty one of the aims of Durham County Council’s Poverty Action Steering Group. (East Durham News)
26 August 2019
A campaign group in the far north is lobbying to meet local politicians to discuss unfair fuel poverty charges. (Press & Journal)
17 August 2019
Local residents could be eligible for a ‘Home Comfort 50/50’ grant to switch to natural gas and improve the energy efficiency of their home. (Causeway Coastal Community)
12 August 2019
One in eight children live in poverty in Devon, says a study to address ten health and wellbeing challenges that the county faces. (Radio Exe)
31 July 2019
A SCHEME to help combat fuel poverty has backfired on rural Arfon residents who say it was not 'fit for purpose.' (North Wales Chronicle)
10 July 2019
The government has set targets to deliver 300,000 new homes a year but how many of these will be in rural communities? (Inside Housing)
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Articles in this newsletter are included for information only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Rural Services Network, Rural England CIC or Calor.
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