Nearly 11% of English households ‘were still in fuel poverty in 2017’. A new statistical release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows despite the proportion of households in England struggling or unable to pay their bills having decreased by an estimated 0.2% since 2016, more than 2.5 million households were still affected. BEIS notes further progress was made towards the interim 2020 fuel poverty target in 2017, with 92.2% of all fuel poor households living in a property with an energy efficiency rating of ‘Band E’ or above. Only 7.8% of fuel poor households, totalling around 200,000, were living in properties rated ‘Band F’ or ‘Band G’, a figure that has seen a significant 18.9% reduction since 2010.
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