If you need help relating to fuel poverty

For advice relating to emergency measures introduced in response to coronavirus / COVID-19, please read this news story as a starting point: Emergency measures to support those in fuel poverty announced.

Ofgem has announced that energy suppliers must take COVID-19 into account in its full guidance.

Citizens Advice
Search for fuel poverty advice here.

The Energy Ombudsman
The Energy Ombudsman helps sort out disagreements between gas and electricity companies (energy companies) and their domestic and small business customers.

Government benefits relating to fuel poverty
Information relating to various forms of support available.

Advice on energy efficiency
Impartial and independent advice to help you make your home warmer, greener and cheaper to heat.

If you want to find out more about the End Fuel Poverty Coalition campaign aims

End Fuel Poverty Coalition (2019): Response to government fuel poverty strategy review

End Fuel Poverty Coalition (2017): Key recommendations to government, May 2017

End Fuel Poverty Coalition (2016): Response to Committee on Fuel Poverty report

End Fuel Poverty Coalition (2014): Ending cold homes: Affordable warmth manifesto

If you want to find out more about fuel poverty

Government reports and committees

Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS)
Cutting the costs of keeping warm – A fuel poverty strategy for England (2015)

Committee on Fuel Poverty (formerly Fuel Poverty Advisory Group)
A report on initial positions (2016)

Committee on Fuel Poverty (formerly Fuel Poverty Advisory Group)
First triennial review report (2014)

Fuel poverty research

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2019)
Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report: 2019 (2017 data)

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fuel Poverty Statistics 2010-2016 and the 2018 update.

National Energy Action (2018)
UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2017-2018

National Energy Action
Research database

EU Fuel Poverty Network
Various resources
Portal for information and discussion on the topic of fuel poverty in the EU and beyond

European Parliament, various authors
Energy Poverty Handbook

The Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) project  is a pan-European group whose website hosts resources and news from across Europe.

Eaga Charitable Trust
Fuel Poverty Library
Projects and reports
An independent grant-giving trust supporting projects and research that contribute to combating fuel poverty and ensuring that energy services are fair and accessible for all groups in society.

The Energy Bill Revolution The campaign for Warm Homes & Lower Bills
Various resources

Scotland Public Health Network
Bibliography of assorted UK wide research

UNISON research into how child poverty is linked to fuel poverty.

Energy Efficiency Campaigns

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health “keeping people warm at home” campaign.

Mayor Of London “Warmer Homes” campaign.

Housing related statistics

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
English Housing Survey (EHS)
Continuous national survey collecting information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.

UK Green Building Council (2014)
A housing stock fit for the future: Making home energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority

Fuel Poverty in Wales resources

Wales Fuel Poverty Coalition
The Fuel Poverty Coalition is led by NEA Cymru and Citizens Advice and supported by a range of additional organisations.

Fuel Poverty in Scotland

Scotland Public Health Network
Assorted documents

Energy Action Scotland
National charity campaigning for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland.

Fuel poverty in Northern Ireland 

Fuel poverty coalition, Northern Ireland
Coalition of cross-sector organisations working to eradicate fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.