NPC Wales supports END DIGITAL POVERTY DAY Tuesday 12 September 2023.

Anyone can take part in a range of DPA events - online webinars, in-person workshops or talks across the UK  – to mark End Digital Poverty Day. Whether you want to improve your computer and internet skills, or simply learn more about the End Digital Poverty campaign, there is something scheduled near you.


Digital Poverty Action (DPA) is also hosting a free webinar – ‘Is Universal Internet Access Becoming an Essential Human Right?’ - at 11am on the 12th. Led by Elizabeth Anderson, Interim CEO of DPA,  and Matt Adam, CEO and Founder of We Are Digital, a trailblazing organisation dedicated to bridging the digital divide.

They will discuss the causes of digital poverty and the growing number of solutions that people can access.

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OFGEM Energy Price Cap Announced

Although the latest limit on typical UK dual-fuel bills for 1 October to 31 December 2023 is, as anticipated, lower than the previous quarter, it will not avert another winter of widespread misery.


From now until 1 October, the average household on a variable-rate tariff will pay £2,074 a year, or £172 a month, on energy, due to the Ofgem price cap.


From 1 October, that typical bill will fall to £1,923 or £160.25 a month.


That is why the National Pensioners Convention is calling for additional government assistance with fuel bills for 2023/24, such as the reintroduction of the Energy Bills Support Scheme.


NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt said: “Older people will still be paying considerably more for energy this winter than before the pandemic, and so far this winter no energy bills support payment has been promised.”


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Read the newest edition of Dragonspeech, the NPC Wales newsletter.

Please let us know if you have any feedback about the articles in the newsletter. 

You can also read Connections For All, the NPC newsletter on all matters digital, here: Connections for All 5 ( 

NPC Wales are to hold a demonstration to raise awareness of fuel poverty. 

We will be meeting on Thursday 19th January 2023 commencing at 11:00 a.m. and finishing 12:00-12:30 p.m..The demonstration will be held outside the Office of the Secretar y of State for Wales, UK Government hub Tŷ William Morgan, Cardiff Central Square. The demonstration will be a Static and Peaceful demonstration.

The Theme will be Fuel Poverty • Say NO to Heat or Eat • Cold Houses Kill – Energy for All and Insulate our Houses.There will be campaign placards available and A5 leaflets to hand out to members of the public.

Contact Person : Dereck Roberts Chair of National Pensioners Convention Wales (NPC Wales).Contact by Phone or SMS: on 07951785754

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