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(chiefly UK, Ireland, New Zealand) The inability of a household to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost.
It is not always easy to locate individuals who are experiencing fuel poverty because of their cold, damp living conditions.
In Scotland, 58% of pensioner households live in fuel poverty.
Affordable warmth strategies in general can provide a focus for local action to eradicate fuel poverty.
Only then can we deliver a focused strategy to tackle fuel poverty.
However, the real scandal of fuel poverty is the impact on the health of individuals.
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