Their report recognises that many rural properties are hard to heat and to insulate but points out that nearly 75% of households helped by Warm Front are not in fuel poverty. Although 28% of those in fuel poverty live in rural communities, Warm Front is only reaching 15% of rural fuel poor households.
there are particular problems and challenges for hard to heat homes in rural areas
there are additional fuel costs faced by many rural households, including those using LPG and domestic heating oil
a high proportion of rural households are not eligible for dual-fuel discounts"seen at 05:31, 4 August in Commission for Rural Communities.
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