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Comment on British Gas price rises

Published on 12 November 2010 11:30 AM

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director at Age UK, said:

'The news that energy prices are set to increase comes at a time when many people in later life are already worrying about how to pay their heating costs. With recent figures showing that the number of older households in fuel poverty in England has increased to 1.7 million, rising energy bills are putting enormous pressure on many older people's finances, with some saying they live in just one room or stay in bed in an attempt to reduce costs.

'Age UK has launched its Spread the Warmth campaign to help people in later life stay warmer this winter, if people are worried about this news or would like any information and advice they can contact 0800 169 6565.'

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Notes to Editors

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. The Age UK family includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI.

Media contact: Ashley Cox
Telephone: 020 8765 7513
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Last updated: Oct 06 2017

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