NI 187a - Tackling fuel poverty - percentage of people receiving income based benefits living in homes with a low energy efficiency rating

Fuel poverty is the requirement to spend 10% or more of household income to maintain an adequate level or warmth. The energy efficiency of a house can be measured using the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). The procedure calculates a number between 1 and 100, low numbers generally indicates a house that has low levels of insulation and an inefficient heating system where as numbers closer to 100 indicate a very energy efficient house. SAP is the Government's recommended system for energy rating of dwellings. SAP is being used as a proxy for fuel poverty in households of people claiming income based benefits, given the link between income poverty and fuel poverty.

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Last Updated November 27, 2020, 14:24 (UTC)
Created November 27, 2020, 14:24 (UTC)
geographical_granularity County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
import_source COSPREAD-cospread-clg-Nov-2010-5.xls
temporal_coverage_from 2008-04-01
temporal_coverage_to 2009-03-31