Low earners miss out on fuel grants

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A government scheme aimed at helping those in fuel poverty is failing, a charity has warned. Low earners are missing out on valuable fuel handouts because they don't know about them, according to Turn2us.

The charity says that two-thirds of struggling families believe that paying this winter's soaring energy bills will cause them financial hardship. Yet almost half fail to claim the state benefits they may be entitled to.