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Difficult for Britain's poor families to heat homes

Wednesday - Feb 22, 2012, 12:32pm (GMT+5.5)
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London -  Poverty-stricken families in Britain can now set aside only 60 percent of the money they require to properly heat their homes, a charity said Tuesday.

It warned that low-income households are falling short of the amount required for annual bills by almost 450 pounds ($711) a year, the Sun reported.

The Barnardo's charity said families need to spend an average of 1,165 pounds a year to "adequately" heat their homes. But they can afford only 60 percent of that - around 723 pounds.

The "fuel gap" of 40 percent is more than double the 200 pounds shortfall recorded eight years ago.

The charity said things were made worse by firms forcing customers who fall behind with bills to use pre-payment metres - which cost even more.





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