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Fuel Poverty

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 154614, tabled on 18 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of households in fuel poverty have (a) no connection to the gas grid, (b) at least one prepayment meter installed and (c) electric central heating.

Answered on

27 June 2018

Fuel poverty is a devolved issue, each nation in the UK has its own fuel poverty definition, targets and policies to tackle the issue.

In 2015, the proportion of fuel poor households in England with no connection to the gas grid was estimated to be 18.5% (463,000 households).

The proportion of fuel poor households in England with at least one prepayment meter was estimated to be 32.9% (823,000 households).

The proportion of fuel poor households in England using electric central heating was 8.2% (204,000 households).

The latest fuel poverty detailed tables for England can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-detailed-tables-2017

Note that the latest fuel poverty annual statistics for England are due to be published on the 26th of June, 2018.