Low income households miss out on £50m to help pay energy bills

Campaigners call on ministers to allow vulnerable people a second chance as aid goes unclaimed

One in five households with prepayment meters have missed out on government energy vouchers to help pay bills.

According to new figures, a total of about 760,000 vouchers went unclaimed in October and November – 380,000 each month – with those not taking them up among the UK’s poorest.

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