Fuel Poverty (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5805
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With the government stating in their recent Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics report that fuel poverty is projected to rise this year, how will the Mayor be helping Londoners with their energy bills this winter?

Answer

Answer for Fuel Poverty (5)

Answer for Fuel Poverty (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Through my RE:NEW programme I am retrofitting homes to make them more efficient. My annual Know Your Rights campaign in London promotes the uptake of benefits to increase incomes, particular Pension Credit, within eligible groups. This is a 'gateway' credit for accessing free energy efficiency measures, and our partner on the campaign, Age UK, is supporting the Cold Homes Week campaign early next year.