Policy paper

Cutting the cost of keeping warm

A fuel poverty strategy for England.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Cutting the cost of keeping warm: a fuel poverty strategy for England

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This is the first fuel poverty strategy in over a decade. The strategy is underpinned by the fuel poverty target for as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to achieve an energy efficiency standard of Band C by 2030 - which became law in December 2014. The strategy is our roadmap for meeting the target. It makes it clear that we do not accept that those on the lowest incomes should be left to live in the coldest, least efficient homes.

We consulted on proposals for a new fuel poverty strategy in July 2014, the consultation response is available.

Published 3 March 2015