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High bills and energy debt fuelling a women’s mental health crisis - Over one in ten UK women (14%) have been in energy debt in the last six months - with nearly… Continue reading "High bills and energy debt fuelling a women’s mental health crisis"
Energy debt causing households to live in fear of loan sharks - Households in energy debt are turning to illegal money lenders to pay for their bills and everyday essentials, according to… Continue reading "Energy debt causing households to live in fear of loan sharks"
MSPs must act to help end cold homes crisis - Members of the Scottish Parliament have been urged to put political differences aside to unite in support measures that will… Continue reading "MSPs must act to help end cold homes crisis"
Surge in energy exit fees since 2021 - Bill payers risk being stuck on expensive fixed rate energy tariffs or with poor customer service as exit fees have… Continue reading "Surge in energy exit fees since 2021"
Energy profits hit £420bn in recent years as standing charges rise - Energy giants have pocketed over £420 billion in profits since the energy crisis started according to a new analysis of… Continue reading "Energy profits hit £420bn in recent years as standing charges rise"
Customers set for £1.3bn bill for energy debt charges - Households will be paying energy firms a combined £1.3bn in annual charges to help suppliers recover bad debt from 1… Continue reading "Customers set for £1.3bn bill for energy debt charges"
Hikes in gas network costs see vampire funds profit from energy crisis - British households are boosting the profits of Chinese and Qatari Government-backed funds, which are among the groups benefiting from a… Continue reading "Hikes in gas network costs see vampire funds profit from energy crisis"
Reaction to Spring 2024 Budget - The latest financial statement from the Chancellor failed to meet in full any of the recommendations set out by the… Continue reading "Reaction to Spring 2024 Budget"
Energy bills crisis has cost the average household £2,300 each - The average household has spent £2,300 more on energy bills since April 2021 than they would have done had prices… Continue reading "Energy bills crisis has cost the average household £2,300 each"
Fuel poverty statistics reveal households hit hard by energy bills crisis - New data published by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has revealed that a surge in the numbers… Continue reading "Fuel poverty statistics reveal households hit hard by energy bills crisis"
Image of electricity pylons in a field at sunset Revealed: The charges keeping electricity bills high - Freezing households are being hit by 14 obscure energy charges that are keeping electricity bills expensive. The figures are revealed… Continue reading "Revealed: The charges keeping electricity bills high"
Picture of loft insulation Public priced out of essential warm home measures - Nearly four in 10 UK households (39%) say they cannot afford to insulate their homes, according to new data commissioned… Continue reading "Public priced out of essential warm home measures"

Our Aims

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition is a broad coalition of anti-poverty, environmental, health and housing campaigners, charities, local authorities, trade unions and consumer organisations.

We believe that everybody has the right to a warm, dry home that they can afford to heat and power.

However, there are millions of households living in fuel poverty.

Simply, this means that millions of people are pushed into poverty because of the costs of meeting their basic need to keep warm (or cool in summer).

Millions of people cannot afford to heat and power their homes. Millions are suffering ill-health, stress and anxiety from unaffordable fuel bills, reduced educational attainment and social isolation as a result. This is avoidable.

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition campaigns to influence government and other bodies to take action to end fuel poverty and thereby improve people’s health and quality of life as well as seeking to reduce the cost of living, create jobs and negate carbon emissions in the process.

You can find out more about fuel poverty, our aims and helpful sources of guidance on this site.