THE WORKERS' PARTY OF IRELAND

All-out assault on fuel poverty

Recent figures reveal that 44% of local households cannot afford to heat their homes.

The Workers Party has supported calls for an all out assault on fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.

 

Recent figures reveal that 44% of local households cannot afford to heat their homes.

 

“The stark reality is that while insulation and energy efficiency schemes have been helpful, almost one home in two does not have enough income to adequately heat their home”, says Workers Party spokesperson John Lowry

 

“The Assembly must put tackling fuel poverty at the top of its agenda,  take immediate steps to alleviate the burden this winter and commit to the elimination of his wholly unacceptable and unnecessary social outrage”, Mr Lowry demanded.

 

 Issued: 2nd November 2010

Peace, Work, Democracy and Class Politics