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Not just a winter crisis
Fuel Poverty

Not just a winter crisis

The daily struggle of fuel poverty doesn’t end when the cold weather does. It’s a year-round crisis that affects millions of people across the UK.

powering solutions
Free one-day conference
Powering Solutions
Fuel Poverty and the private rented sector
Tuesday 6 August, Holiday Inn Bolton Centre
Fuel Poverty Forums

The autumn 2024 round of Fuel Poverty Forums will take place in September. Click here for more information and to register.

Voices from the frontline
Voices from the Frontline

People with lived experience of fuel poverty reveal what it is really like.

Winter Warmth SP

By donating today, we can distribute a Winter Warmth Support Pack to a home in need. Your support will be a lifeline to those struggling to heat their homes this winter.

Winter fuel payment

If you are of pension age, you will receive a Winter Fuel Payment every year from the UK government. If you do not need this support to stay comfortably warm at home, please consider donating it to help a more vulnerable household.

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National Energy Action
Who we are

National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more about the challenge we face, the difference we make, and the difference you can make. We also work closely with our sister charity Energy Action Scotland. You can find out more about their work to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland at

We offer advice and support to fuel-poor households in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as advocating for policy and regulation to protect the most vulnerable households. We also offer training to frontline staff of other organisations, to they can best support fuel-poor households.

We do not work alone. Partnerships and collaboration have been at the heart of National Energy Action for over 40 years, helping us drive better health and wellbeing outcomes for people struggling to heat their homes.

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What is
Fuel poverty

We define fuel poverty as a household needing to use 10% of their income on keeping their home warm.

Since the beginning of the energy crisis in October 2021, the average energy bill has increased significantly. National Energy Action estimates that 5.6 million UK households are currently in fuel poverty, unable to afford to heat their homes to the temperature needed to keep warm and healthy, and falling into debt. In October 2021, we estimated there were 4.5 million UK households in fuel poverty.

Read More about Fuel poverty

Lived Experiences of Fuel Poverty

5.6 million UK households are in fuel poverty. Read these real-life experiences of the devastating impact high energy bills and poor energy efficiency can have, especially amid the cost of living crisis.

Energy Crisis

The Energy Crisis began in October 2021 and has dragged millions into fuel poverty. See the latest on the crisis here and what support is available.

Water Poverty

Innovation and Technical Evaluation

Warm and Safe Homes in Fishwick

Schools & Education Resources


News & Insights

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Price cap is falling, but 5.6 million UK households continue to struggle with energy bills

Posted on 24th May 2024
Today (Friday 24 May), the energy regulator Ofgem announced that the level of the price cap from July to September will fall by £122 to £1,568 per year for a typical household.
Nation / Region: UK,
Content Type: News

New government statistics show Stoke-on-Trent is fuel poverty capital of England

Posted on 25th Apr 2024
New analysis by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) reveals Stoke-on-Trent has the greatest proportion of households living in fuel poverty at 24.7%, replacing Birmingham in the top spot.
Nation / Region: England,
Content Type: News
Tags: Fuel Poverty

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