And why have people got cold homes in mid winter? You tell me.
In the past five years, there has been an average of 32,000 excess winter deaths in the UK every year. Of that figure, 9,700 die due to a cold home.
Provisional figures for 2016/17 indicate there were 37,000 excess winter deaths – 11,000 of which were caused by a cold home.
In 2015/16, there were 28,000 deaths, while in 2014/15 there were 48,000. In 2013/14, which was a mild winter, there were 19,000 deaths.
The figures for 2017/18, including the recent cold weather, will not be published until November.