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[Published 30 April 2021] The Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics in England, 2020 (using 2018 data) has now been published and includes the following headline statistics:
- In 2018, the average fuel poverty gap (the reduction in fuel bill that the average fuel poor household needs in order to not be classed as fuel poor) in England was estimated at £334, a slight increase from £328 in 2017.
- The aggregate fuel poverty gap for England continued to decrease in 2018 (by 3.4 per cent in real terms) to £802 million.
- The proportion of households in England in fuel poverty was estimated to have decreased by 0.7 percentage points from 2017 to 10.3 per cent in 2018 (approximately 2.40 million households).
- In 2018, further progress was made towards the interim 2020 fuel poverty target, with 92.6 per cent of all fuel poor households living in a property with a fuel poverty energy efficiency rating of Band E or better
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