Fuel poverty - How to calculate if you are in fuel poverty

Fuel Poverty Ratio = Fuel costs (usage x price) / income.

If the above ratio is greater than 0.1 then the household is Fuel Poor.

Living in cold homes can damage people’s health and affect their quality of life. The elderly, children, and those with a disability or long-term illness are especially vulnerable.

There are three main causes of fuel poverty:

  • poor energy efficiency in the home
  • high energy prices
  • low household income



Last Updated on Tuesday, September 18, 2018