Energy bill warning: ‘Targeted support’ needed as 2.8 million to fall into fuel poverty

“The Government needs to have a package which gets to those who are most in need, and that includes those people who are missing out on the benefit system.

“There needs to be enough money to make sure that we’re mitigating that price rise as temperatures drop.”

Pension Credit is a benefit payment offered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which offers a financial boost to state pensioners on low income.

Outside of benefits, the Age UK representative shared what he wants the Government to introduce in the long-term to prevent further instances of widespread fuel poverty.