Fuel Poverty Policy
Meeting: 09/09/2008 - Cabinet (Item 124)
Fuel Poverty Policy - Reference from O&SC
The Overview and Scrutiny Chairman explained that attention had been drawn to this matter under the Housing Strategy item that had been discussed at the Policy Development & Review Panel meeting on 29 July 2008.
Members had concerns around the issue of fuel poverty in the light of the current level of increases in fuel costs and their view that the Council needed a policy to address the poverty problems that would occur in the forthcoming months.
The Leader was in favour of the recommendation as long as the Government provided the funding for such a policy.
1) a policy be put in place to address the fuel poverty problems that might occur in the forthcoming months; and
2) the Council be seen to support local people by actively raising awareness of fuel poverty in the District by placing articles on the matter in future editions of Breckland Voice.