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Fuel Poverty

Fuel Poverty

A household is defined as being in fuel poverty if in order to maintain an acceptably warm home it would need to spend more than 10% of its income on household fuel use.

Extreme fuel poverty is the same, but with a household spending more than 20% of income.

Our Home Energy Advice team can help households in fuel poverty in a number of ways including:

Statistics and trends

  • Households in fuel poverty in Clackmannanshire (2015-17) = 31%
  • Households in extreme fuel poverty in Clackmannanshire (2015-17) = 8% (figure for Scotland = 9.5%)

1 in 3 local households is fuel poor. Clackmannanshire households in fuel poverty include

  • almost half of single pensioner households,
  • almost a quarter of owner occupiers,
  • almost half of social housing tenants who have a long term illness or disability,
  • almost a quarter of children.

More on fuel poverty

Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland. Their website, which contains up to date research.

The Scottish Government's Draft Fuel Poverty Strategy and Fuel Poverty Bill may also be of interest.

For Further Information Contact

Home Energy Advice Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000