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OFTEC CALLS FOR URGENT HEAT POLICY INTERVENTION FOLLOWING WINTER DEATH TOLL SURGE

12 Feb 2018 Author Marlene Gray

Urgent policy intervention is needed to improve energy efficiency for vulnerable rural households and help safeguard against the unacceptable number of additional deaths that occur during the winter months, says OFTEC. Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data¹ shows there were an estimated 34,300 excess winter deaths in England and Wales over the 2016/17 winter period, a rise of al...

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