Every Winter, in one of the richest countries in the world, people die because they can’t afford to put the heating on. Yet still fuel prices soar with the poorest expected to pay the most through thieving pre-payment meters.
Every last penny made in profit by the big energy companies is paid in blood. They know if they put prices up then people will die – often older people or those with serious health conditions. They put prices up anyway. As Fuel Poverty Action say on their website:
“In 2012/2013 10,000 people died from fuel poverty, including thousands of people in London, and we are likely to learn that thousands more died last winter. At the same time the Big Six energy companies made £3.7bn in profit – this is equal to £370,000 profit for every person who died.“
Much of that profit comes from pensioners, people living on…
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