Exploring social tariffs for energy

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A social tariff that reduces the cost of fuel for low-income households could, in principle, more than halve the fuel poverty rate. This achieves much more than the existing cost-of-living payments. It would cost more than the existing cost-of-living mitigations being paid to social security recipients, but it would be much more cost-effective.

The big question that remains to be answered is how to operationalise it? How can the energy companies and the government know which households have low incomes?
Original languageEnglish
TypeResearch findings
Media of outputOnline paper
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2023

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