The fuel poor are a more diverse group of people than you might imagine. Nearly half have someone in work. From older people to young parents, from veterans to families down on their luck, more often than not it’s no fault of their own that they can’t keep their homes warm.
Since we started up in the late 90s, Ebico’s mission has been about one thing only – doing all we can to ensure affordable access to warm and lit homes.
We do this in two ways:
- By coming up with attractive price plans tailored to those with pre-payment meters whose needs are usually ignored by the big energy companies.
- We use any financial surpluses we make to fund the Ebico Trust, our charity dedicated to fighting fuel poverty. Read more here about how the Trust is making a real difference to peoples’ lives up and down the country.
What is fuel poverty?
Households in fuel poverty face both incomes and higher energy needs compared to typical households.
Typical English household
Typical fuel poor household
Annual income after tax and housing costs
Less than half
Annual energy needs
More than 20% higher
Incomes are for 2012 and are adjusted to reflect spending power of households. Energy costs are also for 2012 and are those required to meet a standardised heating regime.