About Fuel Poverty

What is Fuel Poverty?

The generally accepted definition of Fuel Poverty is when a household has to spend 10% or more of its income on energy.

In Britain, it is estimated that there are over 2 million households living in fuel poverty.

The causes of fuel poverty are the results of three variables - the cost of fuel, the income of the household and the energy efficiency of the home.

For more in-depth information about fuel poverty click on the Further Information link or visit one of the national fuel poverty charity websites:

Latest News

SCOTTISHPOWER has announced that it is quadrupling its investment to 4m in a Trust set up to help vulnerable people who are living in fuel poverty. Read more

The community of Onthank will soon enjoy warmer homes and lower fuel bills thanks to a new project. Read more

A funding boost from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust helped Starter Packs Dundee give nearly 900 homeless people in the area a new lease of life. Read more

A project in Greater Manchester has been granted 30,000 funding from The ScottishPower Energy People Trust to help families with disabled children access the benefits they are entitled to. Read more

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