More than 2.3m families living in fuel poverty in England

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Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords.

More than 2.3 million families are living in fuel poverty in England – the equivalent of 10% of households, according to government statistics.

Almost 60,000 households in Birmingham alone cannot afford to heat their homes. The figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show the West Midlands city is worst affected, with Leeds, Cornwall, Manchester and Liverpool also in the top five local authorities where households face “eat or heat” choices in winter.

read more here: http://www.welfareweekly.com/more-than-2-3m-families-living-in-fuel-poverty-in-england/

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