Fuel Poverty

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2014, Official Report, column 1252, on energy markets (competition), what estimate he has made of the level of fuel poverty under the low income high costs indicator in each year between 1997 and 2010.

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

The number of fuel poor households in England under the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator of fuel poverty are available for the following years:

  Fuel poor households (million) Percentage of households fuel poor Year on year percentage change
1996 2.68 13.7 -
2003 2.44 11.8 -
2004 2.49 11.9 2.1
2005 2.43 11.5 -2.6
2006 2.26 10.7 -6.8
2007 2.36 11.0 4.2
2008 2.44 11.4 3.5
2009 2.49 11.5 2.0
2010 2.47 11.5 -0.5
2011 2.39 10.9 -3.4
2012 2.28 10.4 -4.5

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