Rent increases and fuel poverty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1613
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has the Mayor made an assessment of the likely growth of levels of fuel poverty in the private rented sector as a consequence of the recent reported significant rent increases in London in this sector?

Answer

Answer for Rent increases and fuel poverty

Answer for Rent increases and fuel poverty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have not made a specific assessment on the possible effect rent rises might have on fuel poverty. However, I have been lobbying the Government to include housing costs when calculating fuel poverty