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Fuel bills of poor rise by twice as much

The shock report published today by charity Turn2us shows that four out of five low income families struggle to pay their energy bills, with a massive affect on their children.

Yesterday one of the energy companies announced it is cutting its bills by 3.5%, which will give the averaged energy home use an extra £24 in their pocket, but even with the price cut a typical user will still be paying £1,145 a year. More than four fifths of low income families are cutting back on food. Research by the House of Commons Library found that the lowest 10% of households on the income scale saw their electricity bills rise by 39.7% between 2010 & 2013, compared to 7.5% for the top 10% and an average of 22.2%. Those in fuel poverty are spending more than 10% of their income on fuel.

The Turn2us campaign on fuel poverty

A Tory spokesman on The Daily Politics said the £24 reduction shows that the market is working. 

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