About us

We advise on the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing fuel poverty, and encourage greater co-ordination across the organisations working to reduce fuel poverty.

The Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) is an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


Our role is to:

  • monitor and report on progress of the government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy
  • support and challenge the government on delivery
  • encourage and foster a partnership approach between government and stakeholders
  • work where appropriate with the Committee on Climate Change

Who we are

The CFP consists of a Chair and up to 5 members who are appointed for 3 years.

View our membership and meeting minutes.

Establishment of the CFP

The CFP replaces the former Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG). This follows a triennial review of FPAG which took place during 2014.

The former FPAG was established in 2001. The Triennial Review of FPAG in 2014, concluded that FPAG performed an important function as an expert advisory group and that it should continue in this role as an advisory non-departmental public body. It also recommended ways to improve the way in which it operates, to enhance its ability to provide independent, expert advice. The group was reformed in 2015, including transitioning the FPAG’s composition from organisational representatives to independent expert members, leading to the establishment of the CFP.

See our framework document.

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