"gathering winter fuel"

Wenceslas

2.35 million households in fuel poverty
A slight reduction from 2014, put down to rising pensions/benefit payments.

More importantly the previous simple way of assessing fuel poverty; ("if your fuel costs were more than 10% of your disposable income, (after housing costs etc.)"), has changed to a more complex equation involving average fuel costs); despite this the numbers of fuel poor have not changed significantly.

2.35 million households in fuel poverty
A slight reduction from 2014, put down to rising pensions/benefit payments.

More importantly the previous simple way of assessing fuel poverty; ("if your fuel costs were more than 10% of your disposable income, (after housing costs etc.)"), has changed to a more complex equation involving average fuel costs); despite this the numbers of fuel poor have not changed significantly.

2015
Fuel Poverty
Families are more likely to be in fuel poverty if

-  their income is below £30,000
-  they are pensioners
-  they are unemployed
-  they are single parents
-  they have young children