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Millions of pensioners will go cold as energy prices soar

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/08/2009

Martin Hickman

Five million people will avoid switching on their heating to keep warm this winter as they struggle to afford higher fuel bills, according to new research.

Polling of pensioners by the charity Age Concern found that 38 per cent were cutting back on gas and 41 per cent on electricity this year because of fears that they could not afford the prices. With 13 million pensioners in the UK, the charity's findings suggest that 5.2 million people over 60 will go cold at some point this winter.

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"Millions of pensioners will go cold as energy prices soar", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 21/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/millions-of-pensioners-will-go-cold-as-energy-prices-soar