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Calls for More Fuel Bill Discounts
3:51pm 25th March 2014
There are calls for Cornish families to get more help to heat their homes.
Truro and Falmouth's MP says it needs to be easier to get fuel discounts.
Pensioners get them automatically.
But low income families face a barrage of forms and then it is at the discretion of their energy company.
Sarah Newton has told a Westminster debate that hits health and education: "Warming up cold homes will prevent ill health that is costing the NHS an estimated 15 million pounds a year. Warming up cold homes where children live could enable them to do better at school and help close the academic attainment gap.
Families need to check their circumstance and apply to have the discount applied to their bills. About half of all the eligible families don't receive it probably because they don't know about it and people are often put off by the forms they have to get to get the discount."
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