Cash for heating unclaimed as millions go cold

Press Association
Coal fire
Coal fire

Around six million households plan to cut back on heating this winter as millions of pounds of Government help for those on low incomes goes unclaimed, consumer groups have said.

Nearly four out of 10 households (39%) are worried about affording their energy bills this winter, and 70% of those, or six million households across England, plan to cut back on heating, found a survey for the Consumer Focus watchdog.