Tackling Fuel Poverty in the United Kingdom | IPT
Chair: Peter Aldous MP, Chair of Fuel Poverty APPG
Speaker: Kerry Potter, Vulnerability and Data Manager, UK Power Networks
Speaker: Professor Cosmo Graham, Director of the Centre for Consumers and Essential Services, University of Leicester
Breakfast Meeting


Wednesday 23 October 2019


House of Commons

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According to the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report: 2018, there are currently over 2.5 million households in England living in fuel poverty. Whilst 24.9% of households in Scotland were considered fuel poor in 2017. Common causes include low household income, the cost of energy supply and poor energy efficiency in homes. It is a particular challenge to people who are socially isolated. The Government has pledged £6 billion to address the causes of fuel poverty and plans to extend the Warm Home Discount. As energy demand continues to grow across the United Kingdom, what steps could be taken to tackle fuel poverty?

This breakfast meeting will:

  • Discuss how at-risk customers can be best identified and assisted with their energy needs
  • Consider what building energy efficiency options could be utilised to avoid the future requirement to retrofit properties.
  • Examine how industry training and new technologies could help reduce energy inefficiency.