Research from energy auto-switching service Labrador has found millions of UK households are in "fuel poverty". The survey examined behaviours of customers running their homes in winter and focused on energy consumption and bill management.
The average household has seen its energy bills increase by nearly 20 per cent over the last decade even though it is using a fifth less gas and electricity, according to new research by the Liberal Democrats.
The government set out its target for delivering energy efficiency measures in its 2015 Fuel Poverty Strategy. According to a report by think-tank IPPR, failure to reform policies will see the government miss this energy target by at least 60 years.