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Fuel Poverty

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs Committee carried out an inquiry into fuel poverty. The Committee sought views on the following:

  • the scale and impacts of fuel poverty in Wales;
  • why the Welsh Government failed to meet its statutory target of eradicating fuel poverty in Wales by 2018;
  • how Welsh Government action to date has helped to combat fuel poverty, in particular, the impact of the Warm Homes Programme (including Nest and Arbed) and the Welsh Housing Quality Standard;
  • how the Welsh Government’s successor to the fuel poverty strategy (due for consultation in Autumn 2019) should differ from its 2010 strategy;
  • what steps the Welsh Government should take to ensure that new-build homes, as well as existing homes, are highly energy efficient to prevent them causing fuel poverty in the future.

The consultation closed on 01 Novmeber 2019.

If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

For clarity, there is no designated form for submissions. For those who would like to submit their response electronically, please send your submission in the body of an e-mail or as an attachment to

For those who would like to submit their views in hard copy, letters can be addressed as follows: Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, Welsh Parliament, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1SN.

Providing Written Evidence

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Disclosure of information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565