Fuel Poverty Petition

15 12 2011

The Fuel Poverty Coalition has launched a petition “calling on the Assembly Executive to tackle comprehensively fuel poverty in the final Programme for Government 2011-2015.” The petition also asks the NI Executive and Assembly “to include in the Programme for Government a commitment to develop a detailed and costed action-plan setting out how and when fuel poverty will be eradicated in Northern Ireland; and provide continued support to households in severe fuel poverty to stay warm until fuel poverty is eradicated.”

The petition will coincide with the consultation period for the draft Programme for Government 2011-2015 (PfG). The aim is to generate public support for our key asks, which we believe will strengthen the Coalition’s response to the draft PfG.

Members of the public can sign the petition on the revamped website, www.fuelpovertycoalition.org.uk . Those who do not have access to the internet can also sign our petition using a freepost Fuel Poverty Coalition petition postcard. In order to minimise the cost and to avoid delays producing the postcards we are using the Consumer Council’s freepost address.