Fuel Poverty in Warwickshire

The Insight Service has produced a one page infographic looking at fuel poverty in Warwickshire. A household is considered to be in fuel poverty if it has higher than typical energy costs and would be left with a disposable income below the poverty line if it spent the required money to meet those costs. Fuel poverty is different from general poverty: not all poor households are fuel poor, and some households that would not normally be considered poor, could be pushed into fuel poverty if they have high energy costs.

In Warwickshire, 12.2% of households are living in fuel poverty, this compares with 11.0% of households nationally. Moreover, fuel poverty is more prominent in the south of county particularly in Stratford-on-Avon District where 13.6% of households are fuel poor.

The one page infographic can be found here.

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