Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Fuel Poor

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fluffycat
fluffycat Community member Posts: 237 Pioneering

Here: 0.2 now (with cap/£400) + Guess 0.4 in April 2023. (without help)

(+ food rises etc. making it dire!!! COL helps but soon disappears!)


What's your ratio?



Fuel Poverty Ratio = Fuel costs (usage x price) / income.

If the above ratio is greater than 0.1 then the household is Fuel Poor.

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not sure I understand the calculation because say someone receives housing help and has very high rent, it will look like they aren't fuel poor, but if you only took their income after rent (what they actually have to spend on bills and food and everything excluding rent) it can be very very high.

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you for sharing this @fluffycat :) Where did you find the calculation? I'm not sure if I've come across it before. It looks interesting. 

    I suppose maybe it's the income you have available to spend in that case, @Biblioklept

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