Rising Energy Costs: The impact on low-income families

Thousands of children in the UK could be left in the cold because of rising energy costs. Find out what we're calling for.

January 2012

"Winter was really bad – we had ice on the inside of our windows, the whole way up to the top of the window. My main thing with not having an awful lot of money is that I’m afraid to put the heating on. I’ve cut back on absolutely everything," Debbie, mother of one.

Britain's poorest families are set to miss out on support with their energy bills at a time when rising energy costs are forcing families to cut back on essentials. 

This briefing uses findings from a survey of more than 1,000 parents commissioned by Save the Children to examine how the cost of energy affects family budgets.

We're calling on the big energy companies and the government to reduce the risk of fuel poverty and alleviate the impact of rising energy costs.

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