Fuel Poor Families

MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Recent analysis by the Energy Bill Revolution has estimated that 174,000 children in London are living in fuel poor households. How is the RE:NEW programme helping specifically those households with children? The analysis also identified that those households most vulnerable were in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). How many PRS households have been treated by the RE:NEW programme to date?


Answer for Fuel Poor Families

Answer for Fuel Poor Families

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My RE:NEW programme is helping households with children by using specific criteria for the delivery of the recent Department for Environment and Climate Change (DECC) funding we obtained, These include families with children where the head of household is under 26, and households with children under 16 and on low incomes, particularly those in the private rented sector.

In the roll-out of RE:NEW, approximately 14 per cent of the homes treated were in the private rented sector. As RE:NEW Phase II is currently underway and due to the nature of delivery I am not in a position to determine the number of PRS households treated in this current phase.