Goodbye and good luck to former LWM chair Hannah Worth

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I should have posted this at the time – last October – when Hannah Worth stood down after a long stint as LWM’s chair. Despite the over-full-time job that was her role at the well-respected Chamberlain Forum, Hannah was always conscientious about her chair duties and made time somehow to support and liaise with me as coordinator whenever needed. It […]

Solving fuel poverty – an update

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  Chart 4.3 in a 2011 DECC report showed that the West Midlands had highest rate of fuel poverty with around 26% of households requiring to spend more than 10% of their income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth. A Chamberlain Forum article confirms that this position has been maintained, with a slight percentage decrease.  Department for […]