Pensioners are more worried about their heating bills than their health, study reveals

Pensioners are more worried about being able to pay their heating bills this winter rather than falling ill, new research carried out by HomeServe, the home emergency specialists, has revealed.

Figures obtained from the poll reveal that one in five people aged 65 or older (21%) are worried about their heating bills this winter, while a majority of pensioners (54%) give their heating bill as one of their largest outgoings, with one in 10 (11%) braced to pay a bill that’s more than they can afford and 9% unsure how they will pay for it.

Unfortunately, given the fact that just about every major supplier has pushed up their energy prices, one in 10 pensioners (9%) will have to raid their savings to keep the heating on, while just under one in 30 (3%) will have to put their bill on a credit card. One in three (33%) say they will have to ration when they have the heating on, with one in four (25%) only heating part of their homes.

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