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UK Fuel Poverty Strategy (FPS)


UK Fuel Poverty Strategy (FPS)

Subject Keywords: Government strategy to end fuel poverty for vulnerable households by 2010
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Type: Strategy
Region: United Kingdom

This document sets out the Government's Fuel Poverty Strategy. It focuses primarily on measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce the costs of fuel for fuel poor households, since the income measures which form part of a long term solution are being addressed in wider poverty and social exclusion policies. The Inter-Ministerial Group on Fuel Poverty was set up in November 1999 to take a strategic overview of the relevant policies and initiatives with a bearing on fuel poverty, and to develop and publish a UK Fuel Poverty Strategy setting out fuel poverty objectives, targets, and policies to deliver those objectives. The consultation draft of that Strategy was published in February 2001. The document represents the final Strategy, taking account of the responses received to the consultation draft. The responses to the consultation process can be viewed at It is not necessarily the final statement on how the Government intends to tackle fuel poverty, since knowledge will develop in the light of experience. It uses the common definition of a fuel poor household, one that needs to spend in excess of 10% of household income on all fuel use in order to maintain a satisfactory heating regime.



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Suggested citation:

UK Fuel Poverty Strategy (FPS). (2001) UK Fuel Poverty Strategy (FPS) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 19th November 2019].


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