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Thousands of homes face the misery of fuel poverty

PUBLISHED: 14:33 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:28 11 August 2010

A SHOCKING 3,869 households in Barking and Dagenham are suffering from fuel poverty according to latest government figures. Anyone worried about the high cost of heating their homes can obtain help by calling the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 336699. Exper

A SHOCKING 3,869 households in Barking and Dagenham are suffering from 'fuel poverty' according to latest government figures.

Anyone worried about the high cost of heating their homes can obtain help by calling the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 336699.

Experts can offer advice on energy efficiency, and can even arrange free home insulation to the most vulnerable residents.

Whitehall statistics say that a household is in 'fuel poverty' if it spends more than 10 per cent of its income on energy bills.


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