What impacts fuel poverty?
The rate of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland is 42 per cent. There are three factors which impact on fuel poverty:
- the cost of energy
- the domestic energy efficiency of the home
The inter-departmental group on fuel poverty
The inter-departmental group on fuel poverty (IDGFP), chaired by the Minister with responsibility for Social Development was established as a means of ensuring effective co-ordination of policies and actions. The group comprises senior officials from all the main departments that have a role in addressing poverty and income, the energy market and energy efficiency and health.