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Fuel Poverty

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in fuel poverty have a home that is rated (a) band C, (b) band D, (c) band E and (d) lower than band E for energy efficiency.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

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

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of households in fuel poverty in England was estimated to be as follows:

SAP bands

Number of households (thousands)

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

A/B/C

*

68

104

104

135

151

D

694

772

893

1055

1199

1337

E

1227

1146

1015

875

758

736

F and G

531

447

348

313

287

278

* Figures have been suppressed due to small sample size

Source: BEIS data https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2017

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