noun[mass noun] chiefly British
The condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home adequately heated: around 1.4 to 2 million households in England are in fuel poverty
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- Our partnership with NEA will provide important support for agencies working with ethnic minority communities to help address fuel poverty.
- An underlying reasons for winter deaths is cold, damp homes which exacerbate fuel poverty.
- She has signed an Early Day Motion demanding legislation changes "thus ensuring all social housing tenants are removed from fuel poverty".
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