Fuel Poverty Evidence

The research community that FPRN supports and connects strives to produce world leading research that is highly policy relevant. As a community we research the causes of fuel poverty, the effects of the problem, and the possible solutions to it, using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods. We are well placed to comment on the depth and experience of the problem as well as to discuss potential responses and solutions in the short and long term. 

Fuel Poverty Evidence is a means of raising the public profile of research on fuel poverty in anticipation of substantial interest in the topic. Rising costs of living are already hitting hard, but the winter cold will deepen this crisis. Home energy makes up a large proportion of household budgets for those on low and middle incomes, and we anticipate considerable attention being paid to fuel poverty in the public debate. This project aims to bring credible research voices and evidence on fuel poverty more extensively into the public debate.

The project will involve the collation of an evidence base around fuel poverty and the production of a directory of those working in this field and who are able to provide expertise and comment. This will be available on this website in December 2022.

Our policy briefing provides an overview of fuel poverty and current research, brought uptodate for winter 2022.

read the briefing (pdf)