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Govt secures deal with big six on social tariffs
Govt secures £225 million assistance for fuel poverty

Up to 100,000 households could be lifted out of fuel poverty after the government persuaded the UK’s six largest energy suppliers to increase the amount they spend on social programmes. The six will invest £225 million to help households offset the rising cost of fuel bills. Energy secretary John Hutton secured the deal with Centrica,… Read more »

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Govt claims progress has been made on rough sleeping
Govt renews pledge to end rough sleeping

The government has renewed its commitment to ending rough sleeping as far as possible. Housing minister Iain Wright has announced a new action plan to bring the number of people sleeping rough to as close to zero as practically possible. Homelessness charities have welcomed the commitment, which renews a stalled pledge made by former prime… Read more »

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