New analysis shows harsher impact of energy price cap rise on poorest families
1.8m children growing up in very deep poverty even before pandemic
Urgent action needed to ease pain of cost-of-living crisis
Rising energy bills to ‘devastate’ poorest families, adding to harmful legacy for millions of children sinking deeper into poverty
New analysis from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds households on low incomes will be spending on average 18% of their income after housing costs on energy bills after April. For single adult households on low incomes this rises to a shocking 54%, an increase of 21 percentage points since 2019/20.