Newcastle needs warmer homes

Jesmond is one of the areas where families are most affected by rising fuel bills. 

The Conservative-led Government has taken action to help older people to keep warm this winter. 

· The Warm House Discount Scheme will give 600,000 pensioners £120 help with their fuel bills.

· As well as the Winter Fuel Payment, the Cold Weather Payment means that eligible house-holds receive an extra funding for each 7 day cold spell. 

Conservative Spokesman, James Bartle said: “Even in tough times, taking action to get Britain back on track, the Conservative-led Government is protecting and supporting households in Winter months and is doing what it can to help out hard pressed taxpayers”.