With one in every four pensioners worried about keeping themselves warm in their own homes this winter in the wake of energy price hikes, we ask if you are concerned about the cost.
In a new poll released today, twenty eight per cent of over-65s said their main concern for the coming cold months is ensuring they can heat their homes.
Age UK said that the problem could affect as many as three million older people across the UK.
Are you worried about the cost of keeping warm this winter? Vote in our poll below and have your say in the comments section:
ScottishPower became the fourth of the ‘big six’ suppliers to reveal energy price increases this month following British Gas, SSE and npower.
The price hikes have prompted fuel poverty campaigners to call on the Government to act on the ‘national crisis’ of cold homes.
The UK is second only to Estonia among European nations for the number of people who are struggling to pay their energy bills, according to research by the fuel poverty alliance Energy Bill Revolution.