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Off-gas consumers: Updated information on households without mains gas heating

Mains gas is both the cheapest means to heat homes and the most common heating fuel in Scotland, England and Wales. However many people, particularly in certain areas and demographics, do not have access to, or do not make use of, mains gas for heating their home.

This analysis provides an update to research first carried out by Consumer Focus in 2011. The updated data shows that off-gas grid households continue to be:

  • More likely to experience fuel poverty and poor energy efficiency.
  • More likely to be living in a rural area.
  • More likely to include householders over 60 years old.
David Moyes & Kate Morrison
Publication date
August 2018
Publication type
Consumer Futures Unit