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Thousands of people died in the UK due to cold and dampness

London, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Almost 5,000 people died in the United Kingdom last year as a result of staying in cold and damp homes, analysis of official data revealed today.

The figures, compiled by the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, were presented to Members of Parliament, on Wednesday morning, as part of the work of the Energy Security and Net Zero Committee on the Government’s winter preparations.

That group estimated that of the 21,890 deaths during winter in the period 2022-2023, 21.5 percent of those deaths resulted from their presence in houses with insufficient heating.

In parallel, a report by the Warm This Winter campaign, associated with the progress of the executive’s eight measures for tackling the energy bill crisis, found out that, in pushing forward half of those initiatives, ministers did nothing.

The document, which includes providing financial support to those most in need, alluded to the backtracking on some of those proposals and Britain’s increasing dependence on expensive fossil fuels by failing to reduce gas exports.


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