Publication of Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics in England

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.