‘Almost a quarter of older people face fuel stress from April’

The figure could rise to 35% when prices go up again in October, a charity has warned

Russia’s war on Ukraine ‘could leave 8.5m UK households in fuel poverty’

The government has been urged to add further measures to its upcoming Economic Statement

Nearly 24% of elderly ‘face the dilemma ‘eat or heat”

More than half of over-65s said they would have to heat their homes less this winter, according to a new survey

Soaring energy bills could put elderly at risk of ‘freezing to death’

Charity warns energy costs will push an estimated 150,000 extra older households into fuel poverty this winter

‘Millions of pensioners will struggle to pay their energy bills this winter’

The ongoing energy crisis will see 150,000 elderly people fall into fuel poverty and 1.1m struggle to pay their bills, a new study claims

Sky-high energy bills ‘could deter older people from turning their heating on’

More than a million older households across the UK are already living in fuel poverty, according to Age UK

Seven charities awarded £1.9m to tackle fuel poverty

Charities will receive grants from £49,000 to more than £678,000 for projects designed to support energy justice and cut CO2 emissions

Ofgem takes no action on E.ON-Age UK energy deal

Ofgem has announced it won’t be taking any action on E.ON allegedly paying charity Age UK £6 million to push more expensive tariffs to the elderly. It was claimed Age UK was paid £41 for every person who signed up to the tariff which cost people £245 more than if they were on the firm’s […]

E.ON, Age UK suspend energy tariff for pensioners

E.ON and Age UK have announced they are temporarily stopping a controversial branded tariff to new and renewing customers. They said the Age UK two-year fixed tariff would expire tonight. The decision comes just days after Ofgem said it would look into alleged claims the Big Six supplier paid out £6 million to the charity […]

Ofgem probes ‘E.ON’s £6m payment to Age UK’

Ofgem is to examine allegations that energy supplier E.ON reportedly paid out £6 million to charity Age UK for pushing more expensive tariffs to the elderly. The Sun newspaper claims Age UK had been recommending a special E.ON tariff which on average costs pensioners £1,049 a year – £245 more than the Big Six supplier’s […]