1137: Fuel poverty in rural England
This paper is summarised from ‘Understanding the real depth and impact of fuel poverty in rural England’, a project by the Rural Services Network for the Commission for Rural Communities.
Year of Publication2010
Fuel disadvantaged rural households are likely to live in old houses with solid walls, be off mains gas supplies, have lower than average wages, contain someone in poor health, to go without to afford fuel and have pre-payment meters. Government programmes have not delivered equitable benefits for rural communities primarily because of a focus on delivering cavity and loft insulation, a lack of funding for measures to upgrade solid wall and off gas properties and higher costs of delivery. Better data about properties and people are needed with well funded programmes targeted at solid wall and off mains gas properties
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