Over two million UK children are 'growing up cold'

More than two million children are 'growing up cold' in England, according to new figures released today, as a poll suggests that UK parents are sacrificing buying family essentials in order to heat their homes.

More than two million children are 'growing up cold' according to the poll Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The shocking figures from ACE Research for the Energy Bill Revolution show the number of children living in fuel poverty has increased by 460,000 over the past year, a dramatic 26% rise.

The sky high fuel poverty figures are a result of high energy bills, cuts to Government support for the fuel poor and the woeful standards of insulation of Britain's homes.

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Over two million UK children are 'growing up cold'

More than two million children are "growing up cold" in England, according to new figures released today, as a poll suggests that UK parents are sacrificing buying family essentials in order to heat their homes.