Unison react to fuel poverty gulf
- Published on Thursday, 20 October 2011 09:12
- Posted by Scott Buckler
Commenting on the Fuel Poverty Review Interim Report released yesterday, UNISON’s Head of Business and Environment, Mike Jeram, said
“This report highlights the huge gulf between households, as those who have the least are forced to pay the most.
“It is wrong that low paid workers pay out over £1 billion more on energy than the more affluent. Many of the people hit the hardest are public sector workers, who are also struggling to cope with pay cuts and record inflation.
“We need decent energy schemes that will bring down bills and help those on the lowest incomes make their homes more energy efficient. The Government and energy companies must take action to reduce the gap and pull millions out of fuel poverty.”