Left out in the cold? New energy tariffs, low-income households and the fuel poor
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Left out in the cold? New energy tariffs, low-income households and the fuel poor. FISCAL STUDIES, 23 (2). pp. 167-194. ISSN 0143-5671Full text not available from this repository.
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 cur-rent 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:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Journal or Publication Title:||FISCAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||INST FISCAL STUDIES|
|Number of Pages:||28|
|Page Range:||pp. 167-194|
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