Left Out in the Cold? New Energy Tariffs, Low-Income Households and the Fuel Poor

Bennett, Matthew, Cooke, Dudley and Waddams, Catherine (2002) Left Out in the Cold? New Energy Tariffs, Low-Income Households and the Fuel Poor. Fiscal Studies, 23 (2). pp. 167-194. ISSN 1475-5890

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Abstract

Two new gas tariffs were introduced in 2000, with contrasting effects. One abolished a fixed standing charge, while the other, specifically targeted at low-income consumers, introduced a preset charge, independent of fuel consumption, for eligible consumers. We analyse the effect of the abolition of the standing charge on different household groups, including the fuel poor, the current focus of government and regulatory policy. We find that while low-income groups have benefited more than others from abolition of the standing charge, the fuel poor have gained less than average. We contrast this with the other targeted preset charge scheme.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:22
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45339
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2002.tb00058.x

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