Research from uSwitch.com reveals stark differences in fuel poverty levels across the UK, with Wales and the east of England hit hardest of all.
Almost a third of households in Wales and the east of England are fuel poor while London was found to have the lowest level of fuel poverty in the UK with just 16% of households affected. However, with huge anomalies in how wealth is distributed across the capital, some parts of London could be experiencing far higher levels of fuel poverty than the findings suggest.
Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com says:
“Rocketing energy prices mean that no area of the UK is safe from the clutches of fuel poverty. The fuel poor can be found in all types of households and in all parts of the country, but some regions and households are clearly more vulnerable than others.”