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Out in the cold: Conversations about fuel costs with the low paid

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This report was written for UNISON by the National Right to Fuel Campaign (NRFC) to highlight the impact of rising energy prices on low-paid workers. This is a relatively under-researched area, but clearly a major problem that is set to get far worse in the period ahead. The report is based on a series of interviews with applicants to UNISON Welfare. It clearly demonstrates the difficulties that people on low pay face when it comes to meeting the costs of heat and power in their homes.