More than 200,000 households ‘set to fall into fuel poverty as economy tumbles’

That’s the suggestion from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which warns a second wave of the virus arriving during colder weather could be ‘catastrophic for individuals and health services’

Sellafield donates £10k to provide food to vulnerable communities

The funding will be used to provide the elderly, disabled and low income families with food parcels and cooked meals along with activity packs for 1,200 children under the age of 16

West Sussex council energy supplier offers fuel vouchers to vulnerable residents

Your Energy Sussex is working with Citizens Advice to provide emergency fuel vouchers for pre-payment meter customers who are struggling to pay bills

British Gas among organisations working to distribute food to vulnerable people

The energy giant is working with a range of businesses to help ensure the Trussell Trust and FareShare can continue to distribute donated food to those who need it

Bristol Energy announces £12,500 donation to help the most vulnerable

The Warmer Homes Advice & Money (WHAM) project will use the money to provide immediate support to households looking to top up their pre-payment meter

More than seven million energy consumers on vulnerable register

The Energy Networks Association has launched a campaign called ‘Be Winter Ready’ to encourage consumers to prepare for the outages severe weather in the winter may bring

Millions of households ‘forced to choose between heating and eating’

That’s according to new research from uSwitch, released to draw attention to Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today – it notes 3.4 million UK households are in fuel poverty

Ofgem seeks evidence on households not connected to power network

It is open until 2nd December 2019

Government launches scheme to say goodbye to energy efficiency cowboys

Its new initiative aims to ensure tradesmen installing energy efficiency measures for low-income families will have to be trusted and certified

Energy suppliers ‘too slow at helping customers in debt’

Energy regulator Ofgem says although the number of disconnections for debt fell to record lows last year, not enough customers are being helped onto repayment plans