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Fuel poverty on the increase in Norfolk

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The proportion of households in fuel poverty in England was estimated to have decreased by 0.2 percentage points in 2017 compared with the year before - that’s around 2.53 million households.  The number of Norfolk households experiencing fuel poverty increased slightly, however, in the same period.

The key message is that almost 11% of Norfolk’s households are estimated to be in fuel poverty – nearly 43,000 homes. The increases are focussed on the larger urban areas but rural areas also expereince fuel poverty. Detailed figures for each local authority district can be found here  

In off-gas areas the unpredictable cost of heating oil is a particular concern for householders. CAN’s bulk buying oil scheme, Thinking Fuel, aims to help. Our members save on average around £120 a year by buying together. Find out more here at ThinkingFuel