The government is seeking to avoid a potential fuel strike during Easter, amid claims that its statements are causing panic.
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Today’s news that budget airline Ryanair has seen a 29 per cent drop in profits as a result high fuel costs comes as no surprise to the Road Haulage Association.
In response to official Government figures published today showing that 3.5 million households in England were in fuel poverty in 2010, National Energy Action’s Chief Executive, Jenny Saunders, commented:
An annual report that monitors fuel poverty across the UK has today been published, highlighting the fact that the relentless increase in the scale of fuel poverty across all four nations of the UK continues despite the efforts of the Westminster Government and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today (Tuesday 16 October) warned that the fall in inflation is being threatened by greedy energy companies whose price hikes will re-ignite inflation putting further pressure on working families and the struggling economy.