David Cameron is paying less to heat his Downing Street flat this winter thanks to top rate tax breaks while most British families face inflation-busting price hikes of about 10 per cent.
Eat or Heat: Britons angry at energy prices amid soaring ‘winter deaths’
Published on Dec 3, 2013
Britain’s energy suppliers are under-fire after the government pledged to cut bills. But this comes as little comfort to the thousands of UK families stuck below the poverty line and still unable to heat their homes, even with the promised help. RT’s Tesa Arcilla has more.
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“Many families are facing stark and unacceptable choices, like heat or eat. This is disgraceful in any country, especially in one of the world’s richest.”
The UK based Children’s Society charity has revealed shocking figures, suggesting that half of children in the UK are living in houses that are too cold. Meanwhile, a quarter of their houses are said to be too damp.
In a study of 2,000 children…
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