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HomeUK NewsFreezing to death: Unheated homes killed over 16,000 people across UK last winter, govt watchdog finds

Staggering energy prices are taking a toll on those unable to pay their bills, a UK regulator has admitted, confirming that thousands of people may have died because of fuel poverty and lack of heating during winter.
The most vulnerable households spend more on their energy bills than wealthier ones, and “can therefore be at greater risk of fuel poverty,” according to a comprehensive new study by the Office of Gas and Energy Markets (Ofgem) on Thursday.

Fuel poverty, a common UK term for customers who cannot afford to keep adequately warm at an affordable cost, “increases the risk that people [will] develop ill health,” it acknowledged.

Over winter 2017-18, we estimate that fuel poverty may have contributed to 5,500 excess winter deaths and that 16,500 excess winter deaths may have been linked to people living in cold homes.

The shocking death toll occurred despite the government trying to make energy more “cost reflective” for disabled people, seniors and those living on income support. £2.5 billion ($3.8 billion) was spent on that effort, and maximum prices for standard tariffs were cut.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelieable: the British government kills its own poor with hypothermia, because these people cannot afford the fuel to heat their homes?!?!?

The Brits could use a no-confidence, snap election right the hell now, to get these monsters who created this horrific suffering, out of office!!

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