Understanding the impact of smart prepayment on fuel poverty

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October 2016 | Nicky Hodges, Simon Roberts, Karen Smith, Toby Bridgeman, Nick Banks, Molly Asher Prepayment (PPM) customers are known to be poorly served by the energy market, paying higher tariffs, having difficulty switching tariff and/or supplier and being at risk of self-disconnection. Numbers of PPM customers are rising (due to debt recovery) and there has… Read more »

Energy demand for everyday mobility and domestic life: Exploring the justice implications – introduction to Special Issue

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August 2016 | Authors: Neil Simcock, Caroline Mullen In this lead article for a Special Issue on ‘Energy demand for mobility and domestic life: new insights from energy justice’, we begin by outlining the many interlocking issues of (in)justice raised by energy consumption for mobility and domestic services, identifying gaps in the current literature. We… Read more »

Relationship experts: Behaviour change and home energy coaching

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Authors: Rachel Lilley, James Cass and Bob Jacques ( Ymlaen Ceredigion in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University) Published: June 2016 This research from Ymlaen Ceredigion in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University, looks at the role that human behaviour plays in energy efficiency and how adapting these behaviours is as crucial… Read more »

Money on your mind

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June 2016 | Money and Mental Health Policy Institute Money and Mental Health is the new Policy Institute set up by Martin Lewis to tackle the toxic relationship between financial difficulties and mental health problems. Today Money and Mental Health launch their flagship report Money on your mind. This is the largest study of its kind, drawing… Read more »

Evaluation of the Npower Fuel Bank™ (pilot phase)

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Author: Helen Stockton, NEA Published: April 2016 During 2014-15 NEA worked in partnership with npower, the Trussell Trust and individual food bank providers in the pilot areas of County Durham, Gloucester, Kingston and the Wirral to develop the npower Fuel Bank™ scheme. The npower Fuel Bank is an innovative and novel approach to supporting households… Read more »

Fuel poverty: What it means for young parents and their families

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Authors: Sophie Adam and Rachel Monaghan for NCB Published: April 2016 This project has given young people, including young parents, a voice on the issue of fuel poverty. The aim of this project was to gai insight and understanding of fuel poverty issues and their impact on young people, their peers, their families and their community. We also looked… Read more »

Heating or eating and the impact of austerity – SPERI brief

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Author: Hannah Lambie-Mumford (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute) and Carolyn Snell (Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York). Published: February 2016 SPERI’s latest British Political Economy Brief reveals the difficulty of low income households in the UK to afford sufficient food and fuel. The combination of growing food bank use, welfare… Read more »

 
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