The Institute for Public Policy Research also called on the government this week to do more to help vulnerable groups with the rising cost of electricity. It believes that current measures are not 'adequately addressing the problem'.
Andrew Harrop, head of policy at Age Concern and Help the Aged, said: "Many older people on low incomes will dread a bounce back of inflation, as they are already bracing for a round of post-freeze energy bills...[they] will be worrying about whether their incomes will stretch to meet essential costs over the coming months."
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