Action needed now to stop fuel poverty deaths

Action needed now to stop fuel poverty deaths

Millions of pensioners would have been baffled last week to find out there winter fuel allowance was cut by £50 for the over 60 age group and £100 for the over 80ís. This was despite the fact that both Westminster and Holyrood have said they would do all…

Uniting to fight fuel poverty

Uniting to fight fuel poverty

A lively community and trade union conference took place on 12 November in Craigroyston Community High School, in North Edinburgh. 130 delegates registered to discuss poverty, youth issues, racist attitudes, privatisation, a living wage, decent housing and fuel poverty . The aim of the conference was to bring…

Stop the great energy rip-off !

Stop the great energy rip-off !

Two independent reports published this week have shown fuel prices are now peopleís biggest concern. Consumer group Which? and the British Retail Consortiumís studyís both found that con≠sumers number one fear is fuel poverty. And no wonder. I attended the Energy Action Scotland annual conference in Clydebank last…

Rising energy bills bring winter deaths

Rising energy bills bring winter deaths

A Government report has predicted 27,000 more people will die this winter as a result of the present…

Winter fuel crisis looms

Winter fuel crisis looms

A 49 year old man from Craigton in Glasgow spoke to a radio station show last week to…

Fury builds against energy rip-off

Fury builds against energy rip-off

Figures released this week reveal fuel poverty levels in Scotland significantly higher than previously reported. According to the…

Action not words on fuel poverty

Action not words on fuel poverty

Keep your fingers crossed for a mild winter because, according to the latest figures, up to a quarter…

Scots reach boiling point over gas bills

Scots reach boiling point over gas bills

Anger is growing steadily across Scotland at the crippling price of gas and electricity after the countryís biggest…

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