The constituencies with the highest levels of fuel poverty* have been revealed in a new league table from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, based on Government figures.(https://www.endfuelpoverty.org.uk/constituencies-with-highest-levels-of-fuel-poverty-revealed/ )
Following the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, which did little to help end the misery of fuel poverty which will affect over 6 million homes from 1 April 2022, the End Fuel Poverty Coalition is calling on the public to take action.
The Coalition has launched a campaign to help people in fuel poverty easily contact their MP on Twitter. Simply tweet your MP today using this easy link: https://tymp.uk/3DckC0m. A petition by National Energy Action has also been launched.
The End Fuel Poverty Coalition’s latest estimate is that 6.2m households (26.2%) in England will be in fuel poverty from 1 April 2022 as a result of recent price increases.
Birmingham constituencies in national league table of constituencies by fuel poverty
|Number of households in fuel poverty (2019)||Proportion of households fuel poor (%, 2019)||Number of households in fuel poverty (from 1 April 2022)||Proportion of households fuel poor (% from 1 April 2022)||MP Name||MP Party|
|Birmingham Hodge Hill||1||11,575||27.4||23,041||54.5%||Liam Byrne||Labour|
|Birmingham Yardley||6||10,405||23.5||20,712||46.7%||Jess Phillips||Labour|
|Birmingham Erdington||11||10,006||22.8||19,918||45.5%||Paulette Hamilton||Labour|
|Birmingham Perry Barr||12||9,248||22.8||18,409||45.3%||Khalid Mahmood||Labour|
|Birmingham Hall Green||13||9,550||22.7||19,010||45.2%||Tahir Ali||Labour|
*Fuel poverty in England is measured using the Low Income Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) indicator. Under this indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if:
- they are living in a property with a fuel poverty energy efficiency rating of band D or below
- when they spend the required amount to heat their home, they are left with a residual income below the official poverty line
There are 3 important elements in determining whether a household is fuel poor:
- household income
- household energy requirements
- fuel prices
RH 11 April 2022