That’s the warning from charity Age UK, which has hit out at the Big Six power firms for ramping up prices again. Research by the charity says there could be 30,000 “excess winter deaths” as the elderly ration their heating. “Why is this not a national scandal?” asked spokesman Mervyn Kohler.
A huge response to our Fair Price for Power campaign shows this is a burning issue across Britain. Many readers, especially OAPs, face a stark choice between heating and eating.
They blame the Big Six for greed and PM David Cameron for cutting the Winter Fuel Payment.
Here are just a few of their chilling stories...