British considering fuel poverty
According to the report the government is concerned that rising energy costs are having a negative effect on poorer households. The report also notes that alongside sharp increases in energy costs
Energy providers including British Gas and E.On have been meeting government ministers ahead of next week's budget.
Trade union Unite - which also operates in Ireland and was formed by the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union - claims as many as 4.5 million people in Britain experience fuel poverty.