It is understood that fuel poverty is influenced by three key factors:
• Energy efficiency of homes
• Energy pricing
The End Fuel Poverty Coalition is campaigning for government, energy providers and other bodies to take more assertive and effective action in these areas, focusing on:
• The energy efficiency of all low-income households’ homes improved (by 2025) to those of homes built today
• Energy efficient homes a central priority for investment in the country’s infrastructure
• A cross-departmental Fuel Poverty Strategy which brings together policies on social well-being, health inequalities, housing affordability, climate change and poverty
• Energy efficiency policies co-ordinated and implemented at a local level
• Fuel companies providing a better deal to those on low incomes and households in difficult to heat homes
• Employment and income policies to meet the current costs of living
• A reduction in the proportion of household budgets required for essential goods and services, including energy.
You can read about our aims in more detail in our Ending cold homes: Affordable warmth manifesto.