2,300 Welwyn Hatfield residents living in ‘fuel poverty’
AN estimated 2,300 households in Welwyn Hatfield cannot afford to keep their home warm at an affordable cost – more than 10 per cent of their income – and are living in ‘fuel poverty’.
This week, as part of Climate Week, which runs until Sunday, the borough council signed a declaration to help reduce ‘fuel poverty’. The testimony runs alongside the council’s Fuel Poverty Strategy, which offers free or discounted loft and cavity wall insulation.
Cllr Roger Trigg, executive member for housing, signed the declaration on Monday.
He said he hoped residents would now no longer have to “choose” between paying fuel bills and other essentials.