Fuel poverty: Household heating and lighting cut backs in the UK 2012

Did your household cut back on fuel use at home in any of these ways last winter, because you could not afford the costs?

Fuel poverty: Household heating and lighting cut backs in the UK 2012 This statistic shows a measure of fuel poverty in the amount of households which had to make cut backs to save money on fuel for their home in 2012. Of the various methods, the most common were reducing the time that the heating was on, turning the heating down or off (although it was too cold) and turning out more lights than desired.
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Did your household cut back on fuel use at home in any of these ways last winter, because you could not afford the costs?

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Percentage of respondents
Cut the number of hours the heating was on to reduce fuel costs 29%
Turned out more lights in my home than I/we wanted to, to try to reduce the electricity bill21%
Turned heating down or off, even though it was too cold in the house/flat 21%
Only heated and used part of the house14%
Used less hot water than I/we needed to reduce fuel costs 8%
Had fewer hot meals or hot drinks that I/we needed to reduce fuel costs2%
Other cut back on fuel use to reduce fuel costs6%
None of these*54%
Percentage of respondents
Cut the number of hours the heating was on to reduce fuel costs 29%
Turned out more lights in my home than I/we wanted to, to try to reduce the electricity bill21%
Turned heating down or off, even though it was too cold in the house/flat 21%
Only heated and used part of the house14%
Used less hot water than I/we needed to reduce fuel costs 8%
Had fewer hot meals or hot drinks that I/we needed to reduce fuel costs2%
Other cut back on fuel use to reduce fuel costs6%
None of these*54%
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This statistic shows a measure of fuel poverty in the amount of households which had to make cut backs to save money on fuel for their home in 2012. Of the various methods, the most common were reducing the time that the heating was on, turning the heating down or off (although it was too cold) and turning out more lights than desired.
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