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Fuel Poverty and Houses in Multiple Occupation: Practitioners’ Views


Funded by DECC, National Energy Action and Future Climate looked in detail at the facts about fuel poverty and energy efficiency standards in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) . The research sought to examine the problem of fuel poverty in HMOs; the extent to which poor energy efficiency standards is problematic relative to other housing types and what their distinctive energy-related features and problems are; how well national policies and local action from councils work to promote energy improvements; and to make a series of policy recommendations on how the energy efficiency of HMOs can be improved. The results have helped us to establish perhaps the most comprehensive overview to date on fuel poverty and energy efficiency standards in HMOs – often occupied by some of Britain most vulnerable people.