The energy crisis: what can councils do to protect their communities?

By Fay Holland | 08 April 2022

Whether you’re watching the news or the numbers on your meter tick up, the impact of rising energy costs are impossible to ignore.  

As ever, it’s the people with the fewest resources who feel the worst effects, and the crisis is growing: research from Citizens Advice found that five million people will be unable to afford their energy bills after April’s price rise, with 14.5m likely to be unable to pay when the price cap rises again in October.

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