Pensioners and poor could benefit most from switch of energy supplier

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The government's decision to make cuts to a power scheme might mean pensioners and those with low-paid jobs have the most to gain from making a switch of energy supplier.

Meg Hillier MP, the shadow energy and climate change secretary, explains the coalition's slashing of the Warm Front budget will hit some individuals harder than others.

As well as tackling fuel poverty, the project was originally intended to reduce harmful emissions too.

"The criteria for receiving help from warm front are already high. Proposals to consult on eligibility are just smoke and mirrors after the decision to cut funding is already made," the Labour MP states.

Rather than continue to suffer, some homeowners in the UK may wish to make a switch of energy supplier in a bid to lower the amount they are paying each month on power.

The BBC reported last week that the government is set to safeguard tariffs in the sector in order to prevent shock rises in business energy costs.

Posted by Jim Tidy

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