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UK lacking coordinated approach to fuel poverty, report warns

UK lacking coordinated approach to fuel poverty, report warns


 

A new study has highlighted a “clear shift” away from coordinated action to tackle fuel poverty in the UK. The annual UK Fuel Poverty Monitor, prepared by National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland, was published on Monday 9 May. It said that, while some progress on addressing the problem had been made, an estimated 4.5mn households across the UK remained unable adequately to heat and power their homes, and that over 500,000 more fuel poor households were living in cold homes than was the case five years ago. The report recommended the establishment of a regular forum in which the government could meet with ministers from across the UK nations to better shape policy and share good practices.