A household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on fuel to maintain a satisfactory heating regime (usually 21 degrees for the main living area, and 18 degrees for other occupied rooms). Source DECC
With the cost of heating oil on the increase, the number of households suffering from fuel poverty is at its highest for years.
- Are you suffering from fuel poverty?
- Do you think the government is doing enough to help struggling families?
- Should the government extend the “winter fuel allowance” to those that are pregnant or have young children?
- What measures are you taking to cope with the increasing cost of living?
Have your say below…