Citizens Advice responds to inflation figures
Dame Clare Moriarty, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:
“There are desperate stories behind these figures. People washing in their kitchen sinks because they can’t afford a hot shower; parents skipping meals to feed their kids; disabled people who can’t afford to use vital equipment because of soaring energy bills.
“The warning lights could not be flashing brighter. The government must bring in more targeted support to help people cope with this mounting crisis.”
Latest figures from Citizens Advice:
So far in May Citizens Advice has helped more than 750 people every single day with referrals to food banks
In the first third of the year Citizens Advice saw more cases of people unable to top up their prepayment meter than the whole of 2021 combined
So far this year Citizens Advice has supported nearly 30,000 people with energy debts, a 26% increase on the previous year
Notes to editors
Prepayment meter figures show 3,637 people have contacted the Citizens Advice Consumer Service so far this year because they were unable to top up their meter. Data runs up to 06.05.2022
By the end of April Citizens Advice had supported more people unable to top up their prepayment meter than in the whole of 2021.
Energy debt data shows 29,890 people were supported by Citizens Advice with energy debt. Data runs up to 06.05.2022
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