fuel poverty

Report that examines issues around the nature and measurement of fuel poverty in Scotland. It draws on data from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) which has been the official source of descriptive statistics on fuel poverty since 1996, as well as information from the wider evidence base, including the John Hills Fuel Poverty Review 2011‐12 undertaken for England and Wales.

Interim report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum to the Cabinet Secretary Infrastructure and Capital Investment. A further report will be produced by the Forum in Autumn 2012.

Report on families in England and Wales with young children under the age of five, and disadvantaged young people in the 16 to 24 age group who are struggling to pay their fuel bills.

This report comes at a time when the UK government has outlined its main policy intentions and its strategy to reduce poverty. Although the statistics presented in this report still almost entirely reflect the policies of the previous government, the Labour record is the Coalition inheritance.

This commentary discusses the implications of that record for the current government in the light of its commitments on child poverty and social mobility set out in strategy documents published in 2011.