Almost 40,000 Devon households are in fuel poverty, Government report reveals

Close to 40,000 households across Devon can be classed as “fuel poor”, a recent report released by the UK Government has been able to suggest.

The study, which shows the extent of the crisis facing the county, states that 36,970 homes in the county cannot afford to adequately heat their home based on their income.

Rural parts of the county are disproportionately affected, with higher levels of fuel poverty compared to more urban areas, and the gap between the cost of their bills and what they can afford to pay is significantly higher at over £600, double that for urban areas. This is despite oil heating, one of the main fuels used by rural homes, being significantly cheaper than other forms of heating for homes not connected to mains gas.

The higher cost of heating, however, is largely due to rural homes typically being older, poorly insulated and less energy efficient, making them more expensive to keep warm.

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