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Burning money The rise of fuel poverty

Number of fuel poor households in England


MILLIONS

Dept. of Energy and Climate Change estimates


A household is said to be fuel poor if it needs to spend more than 10 per cent of its income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth.

Camco estimates
9.1

6.4

5.1

5.5 4.0 3.4 2.8 2.4 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 3.3

1996

98

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04

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07

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09

Current est.

2016 est.