Fuel Poverty

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 19th June 2012.

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Photo of Lindsay Roy Lindsay Roy Labour, Glenrothes

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK who are in fuel poverty.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Fuel poverty is measured at a household rather than individual level. In 2010, the latest year for which data are available, an estimated 4.75 million households in the UK were in fuel poverty. This represented approximately 19% of all UK households.

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