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Rural communities without access to mains gas face 'a tsunami of poverty', charity warns

There's a warning that "a tsunami of poverty" will hit rural communities if more help isn't provided to the 14% of British households living without access to mains gas.

Many homes in the countryside which rely on oil, bottled gas, coal and wood to heat and cook are facing rapidly rising bills, made worse due to the volatility caused by the war in Ukraine.

Those alternative fuel sources are not covered by Ofgem's increased price gap coming into force next month and are often far more expensive than mains supply.

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