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Surviving the Winter: Examining UK's 4,950 Excess Deaths and the Cost of Living Crisis

New official data shows that a significant amount of people lost their lives last winter - and it seems as is a lack of governmental legislation and poor insulation could be to blame.

Stark new figures estimate that some 4,950 excess winter deaths last year in the UK were down to people living in cold and damp homes.

New official data from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition says those figures were recorded during winter 2022/23.

The Warm This Winter study also found that, when the average winter temperature in the UK drops below four degrees centigrade, the level of excess winter deaths sky-rockets.

Last winter, the average was slightly up from that, at 4.3°C.

It comes at a time when Britain is suffering extreme cold in many regions. December 2023 was unusually warm but, this month, temperatures have fallen to -14°C in some parts of the country.

Simon Francis, coordinator of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, tells Euronews that this is a concerning situation...

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