A social policy report presenting research and evidence on Fuel Poverty in Northern Ireland, by Adam Tinson, Citizens Advice Bureau. This report seeks to make a contribution to the formulation of policy on fuel poverty in Northern Ireland by drawing on a significant body of evidence from Citizens Advice.
Fuel poverty is defined as occurring when 10% of a household’s income is insufficient to afford their energy needs. Consideration of fuel poverty is all the more important in the context of a sluggish economic recovery and a fiscal consolidation which disproportionately affects Northern Ireland, making it more difficult for people to afford to heat their homes.
 The Impact of Tax and Benefit Reforms to be Introduced between 2010-11 and 2014‐15 in Northern Ireland, Institute for Fiscal Studies, James Browne, 2010.