Nearly 10 per cent of Hampshire households are '˜fuel poor'

A GOVERNMENT report has shown nearly 10 per cent of homes in Hampshire are classed as '˜fuel poor'.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 6:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:35 am

The latest figures for 2015 show there are 47,134 households struggling to keep warm during the colder months.

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People living in those homes cannot afford to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost given their income with the national figure increasing to 2.5m.

Fuel poverty levels are higher in rural parts of the UK compared to urban areas.