17 May '12, 8am

UK #FuelPoverty fell from 5.5m households in '09 to 4.75m in 2010. Annual Report published today #Statistics

The 2012 Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics is published today, 17 May 2012. The publication covers new data for England for 2010, and an estimated level of fuel poverty in the UK for 2010. The main points are: The number of fuel poor households in England fell to 3.5m in 2010, from 4.0m in 2009. In the UK, fuel poverty fell from 5.5m households in 2009 to 4.75m in 2010. The reduction in fuel poverty was caused by three main factors: rising incomes, especially amongst lower income households at risk of fuel poverty (see section 3.2 of main report); improvements in the energy efficiency of the housing stock and installations of energy efficient boilers (32% of households had condensing boilers in 2010 compared with 24% in 2009), enabling households benefiting from these to heat their home with less energy (section 3.4 of main report); little change in prices for domes...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_059/pn12_...

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