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Author: Age Sector Platform
Published on 17 November 2014 02:30 PM

The poorest pensioners here are missing out on much needed help with their energy bills because Northern Ireland was excluded from a valuable fuel poverty scheme set up by UK Government almost four years’ ago, according to Age Sector Platform.

The charity claims Northern Ireland’s exclusion from the Warm Home Discount means around 100,000 pensioners here are missing out on £140 towards their electricity bill every year, despite pensioners in England, Scotland and Wales receiving the valuable credit.

As the government consultation on the extension of the scheme closes today, Age Sector Platform is calling for the scheme to be extended to include low income households in Northern Ireland.

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