Wales Worst Affected By UK Fuel Poverty

According to research by uSwitch Welsh households are the worst affected by fuel poverty with almost one third of households suffering.

Research detailing the regions in the UK most affected by fuel poverty has shown widespread regional differences in the number of households affected.

Fuel poor is the term used to describe households, which spend over 10% of their income on their energy bills.

uSwitch Editor, Maya Robert, wrote :"Wales, the East of England and the North were shown to have the highest level of fuel poverty, while the South, the Midlands and London were shown to suffer the least.

"Perhaps unsurprisingly, the size of the average energy bill in each region had a direct correlation with an increasing level of fuel poverty."

In Wales, with a nearly a third (32%) of its population in fuel poverty, the average energy bill is £1,312 whereas in London, where fuel poverty is at 16%, the average cost of energy is £1,293.


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