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Across Ireland, 28% of the population are currently living in fuel poverty, according to a cross-party report on climate change. With an increasing number of people earning less and spending additional time at home, those already facing financial hardships due to the pandemic could find themselves struggling to heat their homes this winter.Full story
OFTEC calls for urgent rethink on heat policy proposals to avoid rural fuel poverty escalating furtherMonday, November 23, 2020 by OFTEC
Many more rural households will be forced into fuel poverty unless government puts affordability at the heart of its low carbon plans, warns OFTEC ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (27 November). With UK unemployment rising steeply as a result of the pandemic, emergency borrowing by low and middle income families struggling to meet essential bills has soared by 66% since May1.Full story
Rural households are set to pay a high price to upgrade to green heating systems under a new ten point environmental plan unveiled today by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.Full story
Households must do more to protect themselves against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following reports that many are not taking the potential dangers seriously enough, an industry body has warned.Full story
As a new survey reveals that 60% of UK adults are now working from home, households are being urged to think about their heating systems to avoid expensive bills during the winter months.Full story
Concerns that rural homeowners could face major costs under government green heating plans were raised at this year’s political party conferences.Full story
OFTEC will champion the crucial role renewable liquid fuels have to play in a net zero future for rural homes at the Labour and Conservative Party 2020 Conferences.Full story
The government must ensure policies to decarbonise off-grid heating do not exacerbate existing social challenges experienced by rural homeowners, OFTEC has warned.Full story
With ‘back to school’ season having a whole new meaning in 2020, homeowners with an itch to sell and move are now getting a chance to get their house in order and on the market.Full story
As property prices in Northern Ireland hit a five-year high, many homeowners with an itch to sell are getting their house in order and on the market.Full story
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