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Clacton has second worst fuel poverty in region
7:00am Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
ALMOST one in four Clacton homes struggle to pay their fuel bills, an energy pressure group claims.
The Energy Bill Revolution - spearheaded by green campaigners Transform UK - is calling on the Government to recycle taxes charged on fuel bills into a major new insulations scheme to cut bills by helping people use less fuel to keep warm.
The campaign claims Clacton has the second highest percentage of people struggling to pay fuel bills in the East of England region - almost 9,300 homes.
Transform UK director Ed Matthew said: "It is scandalous that anyone in a developed country should face the choice of whether to buy food or heat their home.
“From next year the Government will have the money to end the blight of fuel poverty. This is the most fair and just solution and we hope all MPs will join the 135 MPs currently supporting it."