Quarter of British People Skip Meals to Heat Their Homes. The ordinary citizen is paying for a banking crisis they did not create.
One in four families in Britain are skipping meals to meet their fuel costs. The worrying statistic revealed by new research, has uncovered the true scale of the so called “heat or eat” crisis. The average energy bill for british families has now hit a record of £1,318, as energy companies rise prices by up to 12%. This is forcing families to cut back on essentials. The “heat or eat” dilemma is becoming one of the most toxic issues for the coalition government as it battles to convince the public it is on their side when it comes to curbing the power of the energy giants. Founder of poverty charity Z2K, Reverend Paul Nicholson says the problem goes beyond energy companies, to the heart of the government’s spending cuts.