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28th Jul 2005

High Court judgment re fuel poverty ..
Fri 24-Oct-08 10:56 AM

.. this was Help the Aged and Friends of the Earth's unsucessful JR ..

part of the argument was that ...

53. In relation to the Winter Fuel payments the claimants contend that the spending of 15 billion on this aspect of policy out of 20 billion on fuel poverty initiatives generally cannot be justified and cite the Advisory Group's advice that such payments should not be made to higher rate tax-payers. It is submitted that it cannot be proper fulfilment of an obligation to tackle fuel poverty to the extent reasonably practicable to allocate three quarters of the funds to be spent to a measure that does not target specifically those in fuel poverty.


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