Across England, there are 2.3million households living in fuel poverty, 10.4% of all households.
At its core, fuel poverty is a cost of living issue, with many families having to choose between heating their home and feeding their family.
Orbit Group and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have launched the ‘Warm Homes, Better Lives’ report, outlining key recommendations for government to tackle fuel poverty and energy efficiency of the country’s housing stock.
The report sets out how government, together with housing, health and third sector partners, can take a comprehensive approach to tackling fuel poverty – making a real difference to fuel-poor households, as well as wider cost savings.
In February, Orbit held a roundtable discussion with experts from housing, energy, public policy and government to discuss how the housing sector can engage in a single, simple coordinated way aligned to government investment to tackle fuel poverty.
The ‘Warm Homes, Better Lives’ roundtable, led by Orbit Group, produced key recommendations to how the sector can best work with government to tackle fuel poverty and reach its target of ensuring all homes reach Band C by 2030.