Following the 2019 consultation, this week the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published the new Fuel Poverty Strategy for England Sustainable Warmth: Protecting vulnerable households in England. It is accompanied by a response to the consultation.
The strategy, detailing 21 commitments, sets out the Government’s plan to meet the statutory 2030 fuel poverty target, as well as aligning these efforts to wider social, health and environmental goals, including the application of the NICE (NG6) guidelines on cold homes and health and achieving Net Zero by 2050. Progress will be measured against a new measure – Low Income Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) – which replaces the Low Income High Cost (LIHC) indicator.
‘The Fuel Poverty Research Network are delighted to see the work of its members acknowledged in the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England. The network looks forward to continuing to work with BEIS in identifying gaps in the evidence base and driving forward the research agenda in key areas such as the climate crisis, health and housing inequalities and education.’