and 70% of UK households will be challenged by January 2023. According to the York University 90.4% of the single-parent households with two or more children will bear the brunt of falling into fuel poverty by January and 86.4% of pensioner couples will do so. They also researched the geographical elements and they estimate that 76.3% of families in Northern Ireland will be battling to make ends meet by January and 72.8% of the Scotland families, 70.9% of the West Midlands families and 70.6% of the Yorkshire and Humber families. Ed Miliband, Labour’s shadow climate change secretary, said Christine Farnish’s resignation shows the government is “asleep at the wheel”, and called for an energy price freeze to address the “national emergency” of inflation. The Ofgem director Christine Farnish has resigned from her position, citing concerns the regulator is failing to effectively protect struggling households by being unable to strike “the right balance between the interests of consumers and the interests of suppliers”, according to the Times.
This information has been supplied by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) which is published here.