The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), have today published the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics in England, 2019 (2017 data). This is an annual statistical release, which provides a comprehensive view of fuel poverty in England.
Headline figures include:
- 2.53 million households in England are in fuel poverty. This equates to 10.9% of all households and represents a 0.2% decrease since 2016 (2.55 million).
- The average fuel poverty gap, which is the amount of money a household would need to heat their home to an adequate temperature and remain above the poverty line, is £321. This is down from £333 in 2016.
- Fuel poverty is highest in the private rented sector (19.4%)
- Single parents are the highest proportion of households in fuel poverty (25.4%) with a fuel poverty gap of approximately £315.
- 92.2% of fuel poor households live in properties with an energy efficiency rating of Band E or higher.