National fuel poverty statistics released to the public
National fuel poverty statistics released to the public Mar 01, 2023
The annual fuel poverty
statistics in England have just been released by BEIS and the Department for
Energy Security & Net Zero.
Using data from 2022 it highlights how currently 3.26
million households in England are in Fuel poverty.
Last year the number of fuel poor households increased by a
substantial amount, but through local and nationwide support the impact of the
energy crisis has been significantly decreased.
A further large set of topics is covered such as the average
fuel poverty gap rising to 32 per cent, 7.39 million people spending more than
10 per cent of their income on domestic energy and the factors that have led to
the UK’s current energy emergency.
However it’s not all completely bleak, thanks to the work
done by YES and companies across England doing similar work, together alongside
support from the government, we have managed to prevent the number of fuel poor
households from rising by a further 495,000.
These numbers are represented by the graph blow.
Dark blue is the number of fuel poor households
The lighter blue represents the measures
affecting the decrease
The green represents the source of the increase
The dashed bars represent the possible increase
without the preventative measures put in place.
You can read more on 2022’s fuel poverty data and future
predictions through the Governments full document here.