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Around 4 million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to afford to live in a warm, dry home. 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.

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Fuel Poverty

Around four million UK households are in the grip of fuel poverty, unable to afford to heat their homes to the temperature needed to keep warm and healthy. We should all be able to stay warm at home. However rising energy costs, low incomes and energy-inefficient homes are restricting people’s options, leaving them in impossible situations like having to choose between heating their home, feeding their children or paying their rent. It’s a national injustice which sees those with the least money living in homes that are the most difficult and expensive to heat.

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Energy Crisis

Across the UK, cold homes are already damaging the lives of the poorest households. Bills are set to rocket in April. Alongside similar unprecedented increases in Northern Ireland, the GB-wide hike will be a disaster for those who were already struggling to pay their bills and could leave over 6 million households in fuel poverty across the UK.
Energy Crisis

How you can make a difference

We think the Government’s measures are ‘woefully inadequate’ The support is too broad to help the most vulnerable. There is still time before the Spring Budget on 23 March to make your MP aware that the measures do not go far enough. If you would like to support us please let them know.
How you can make a difference

NEA fuel poverty statistics explainer

On Thursday 24 February the Government will release updated fuel poverty statistics for England. They will be different from our projections because they relate to 2020, and use a different methodology. Here is the detail in why they are different from our projections.
NEA fuel poverty statistics explainer

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Senedd committee publishes findings from its fuel poverty inquiry

Posted on 18th May 2022
A report has been published on 18 May by the Senedd’s Equality and Social Justice Committee following its inquiry into fuel poverty and the Warm Homes Programme.
Nation / Region: Wales, Welsh, Cymru, Mid Wales, North Wales, South East Wales
Content Type: News
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Poorest households are struggling to get the £150 council tax energy rebate

Posted on 17th May 2022
The rebate was brought in to help householders with soaring energy bills, but National Energy Action (NEA) warns that millions of pounds are yet to be claimed.
Nation / Region: England, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Energy crisis

New statistics highlight up to 45% of households in Wales now in fuel poverty

Posted on 13th Apr 2022
Charity warns more support needed to offset catastrophic impact for those in severe fuel poverty who are hardest hit by the energy crisis 
Nation / Region: UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Wales, Welsh Government

NEA provides the secretariat for the APPG Fuel Poverty & Energy Efficiency in Parliament. Chaired by Ben Lake MP and with cross-party membership, the APPG exists to raise awareness of fuel poverty among Parliamentarians, monitor progress against Government targets and advocate policies that deliver affordable warmth for vulnerable households and improve energy efficiency. If you would like to join the APPG or receive our newsletter please contact hayden.banks@nea.org.uk