Friday, 25 November 2011

Caroline Lucas MP condemns government for failing to tackle fuel poverty

Green Party Leader, Caroline Lucas MP, has condemned the coalition government for failing to tackle fuel poverty effectively.

She said: "It is completely unacceptable that millions of people across the UK are still struggling to keep their homes warm and protect their families from the cold - with excess winter deaths reaching 25,000, increasing by 38% during the cold snap last December."

Caroline went on to say: "If the Government is serious about eradicating fuel poverty by 2016, it must radically improve housing standards, curb the power of the big energy companies to charge what they like, and put in place measures to help fuel-poor households."

Please contact the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 if you need advice on how to stay warm this winter. Or Camden and Islington's Energy Efficiency Helpline on 0800 80 17 38 or via email -
. And, if you live in a draughty Victorian building, then why not sign up for a Transition Belsize Draught Busting Workshop.

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