Owl says: Still, no worries, we have that lovely nuclear energy from Hinkley C to look forward to. Oh wait, the Government set the price it will pay to its Chinese and French owners stratospherically high!
“More than one over-65s in five was forced to cut back on their energy use this winter just so they would be able to afford their bills.
Figures from comparethemarket.com also show almost half (48%) of the age group are worried about their the cost of their energy, while one in eight (12%) don’t think they can afford any increase.
One over-65 in 12 said their health suffered because they limit the amount of heating they use while one in 14 said they were considering downsizing their home to reduce their energy bills.
“Nobody should be forced to sacrifice their health in order to heat their home, and especially not some of the most vulnerable members of our society, the elderly,” said Comparethemarket head of energy Peter Earl.
“Cold weather and the resulting financial and health problems are a real issue for older people, who have to worry about cold temperatures every year.
“It should be an absolute priority to ensure that they are able to afford their energy costs and appropriately heat their home.” …”