Green MP slams “scandal” of cold homes

The ex-leader of the Green Party gave a stinging rebuke to health ministers yesterday over the “scandal” of cold homes. MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas asked why the Treasury didn’t pry open its coffers for energy efficiency. Speaking in the Commons during a debate on the NHS, she asked: “Do Ministers agree that it […]

‘Seven million people living in fuel poverty’

A total of seven million people, including 2.2 million children, are living in fuel poverty in England. New figures released today claim the number of children “growing up cold” has risen by 26% – or 460,000 – compared to a year ago. One in five Brits have switched off their heating this winter to save […]