‘I’m rationing!’ Pensioners share their struggle to pay energy bills

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Sharing his situation, David explained: “I can barely afford the energy bills at the moment and have to keep cooking to a minimum in order to be able to heat my flat.

“As it is, many times I have to turn the heating down to the point where it feels cold because I can’t be sure I will have enough money to pay the bill.

“All prices seem to rise faster than any increase in my pension and this latest threat of energy bills rising by up to 50 percent will take many things beyond what I can afford.”

As part of their campaign to get the Government to address the concerns of pensioners, Age UK is calling for a cut to the five percent rate of VAT from all households’ energy bills from April till at least the end of 2022, which the organisation believes will save households £100.



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