Fuel Poverty: Pensioners

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 15 December 2021.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pensioners at risk of fuel poverty following the increase in the energy price cap in (a) October 2021 and (b) April 2022.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government has produced fuel poverty projections for 2021 which are published in the annual fuel poverty statistics projections report.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fuel-poverty-statistics

The energy price cap from 1 April 2022 will be announced by Ofgem next year.

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