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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.
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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 will double average heating bill from April 

Energy crisis will double average heating bill from April 

Posted on 03/12/21
Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action has today warned average domestic energy bills have already soared by over £230 per customer compared to last winter.
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Cold Homes, Energy Costs, Energy Markets, Energy Tariffs, Fuel Debt, Fuel Poverty, Housing Standards, Net Zero
New report highlights UK won’t reach net zero without support for poorer households

New report highlights UK won’t reach net zero without support for poorer households

Posted on 30/11/21
Charities warn recent broken manifesto promise means the poorest households, living in least efficient homes are set to miss out on up to £750 a year cut to their energy bills
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Cold Homes, Debt, Decarbonisation, Energy, Energy Costs, Energy Markets, Energy Tariffs, Fuel Debt, Fuel Poverty, Inequality, Net Zero
Cost of living in the UK soaring up to its highest level in a decade

Cost of living in the UK soaring up to its highest level in a decade

Posted on 17/11/21
Today the Office for National Statistics released their forecast of consumer price inflation. Inflation rose steeply in October to its highest rate in nearly a decade. The ONS also highlighted the key driver is increased household energy bills.
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Consumer Protection, Energy Costs

Warm Welcome

The arrival of a baby into a family when they are already experiencing hardship can greatly increase the risk of fuel poverty. Through the Warm Welcome project NEA will deliver community advice sessions. These will help pregnant people and their families manage their fuel bills to achieve affordable warmth.
Warm Welcome

Donate your Northern Ireland High Street Scheme Voucher

If you are a resident in Northern Ireland and aged 18 or over, you are eligible to apply to receive a £100 Spend Local prepaid card to spend in local businesses across Northern Ireland. Please consider donating an equivalent amount to NEA Northern Ireland.
Donate your Northern Ireland High Street Scheme Voucher

Our Strategy

A warm and safe home should be enjoyed by every person across the UK. The harsh reality is that it is denied to millions because of poor housing, low incomes and high bills. Our Strategy sets out NEA’s three priorities for the next five years. Five years that must be the start of a decade of dramatic action and delivery to tackle fuel poverty: 1. Tackle the Worst First 2. Support Guaranteed 3. A Decade of Delivery
Our Strategy

Warm Homes Week 2021

View the presentations and recordings from this year’s Warm Homes Week digital conference.
Warm Homes Week 2021

Let’s come together to bring an end to fuel poverty
Everything we do, we do in partnership. Our members are the heart of those partnerships and key to what we do to help the fuel poor. Join over 200 organisations who are already members of NEA and making a bigger impact for those who struggle in cold and unhealthy homes.
Let's come together to bring an end to fuel poverty