– Ed Matthew, Director of the Energy Bill Revolution
This survey shows that we are facing a national energy bill crisis. We call ourselves a developed country but no one should have to make the choice between feeding their family and heating their home. But there is a solution. By recycling carbon revenue to make homes super-energy efficient we can end the fuel poverty scandal once and for all. It is time for the Government to get a grip on this crisis and recognise that fully insulating UK homes is the best way to drive down energy bills.
The poll into energy use also revealed that eight out of ten families are rationing warmth in their homes.
Of those surveyed, nine out of ten are wearing extra clothes instead of turning on the heating, while 56% turn it off altogether when children are not in the home.
Energy Bill campaigners today called on the Government to drive down energy bills.
A survey of 1000 families claims that 25% of households have had to decide between spending money on heating the home or feeding their children.
The survey, which is being carried out by the Energy Bill Revolution campaign group, said that families were faced with the difficult choice this winter.