The NPC has produced a detailed briefing paper on the Hills Fuel Poverty Review’s interim report, which recommends a new way of defining and measuring the scale of fuel poverty in Britain.
The Review also acknowledges that fuel poverty is a distinct problem that needs to be tackled with additional financial support and improved energy efficiency measures.
The Review welcomes further general views on its initial report by a deadline of 18 November 2011. It poses five questions relating to the approach so far including, the recommended definition, further evidence on health related impacts of fuel poverty, strengths and weaknesses of the current system, strengths and weaknesses of the proposed approach and finally views on the thresholds. The NPC will be considering the Review in greater detail and making a submission to this consultation in due course.
A copy of the NPC briefing paper on the Review is available to download from the Publications page.