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Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 210049, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in the number of people in (a) economic poverty and (b) fuel poverty in each of the last four years.

Answered on

20 October 2014

For the purposes of responding to this parliamentary question we have interpreted ‘economic poverty’ as the population considered to be in relative and absolute low income both before and after housing costs have been deducted from income.

These figures are published in the annual Households Below Average Income report. A copy of the latest report can be found at

Data for fuel poverty in England is published online at the following link: