DECC has now published its Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics for 2014. The full statistical release can be found here.
Headline figures include:
- More families are in “fuel poverty” than at any time for a decade;
- The total number of all households in fuel poverty fell slightly in 2012, to 2.28 million – 10 per cent of all households – but is projected to have risen again by this year, to an estimated 2.33 million;
- The so-called ‘fuel poverty gap’ – the amount of extra money a household would need in order to heat its home adequately and remain above the poverty line – is also estimated to have increased, from £443 in 2012 to £480 to 2014.