Households experiencing fuel poverty across England 2003-2016

Number of fuel poor households in England from 2003 to 2016

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Release date

June 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2003 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, the figures for 2016 are an approximation.

Figures for the years from 2003 to 2014 were taken from a previous version of this report.

Fuel poverty in England is determined according to Low Income High Costs (LIHC) definition of fuel poverty. Under the LIHC definition of fuel poverty, a household is considered to be in fuel poverty if:
-they have above average required fuel costs; and
-should they spend that amount, the residual income of the household would be below the poverty line.

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