Acting on Poverty

Acting on Poverty

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Poverty in the UK

Recent Government statistics (2019 data) showed 3.18 million UK households live in Fuel Poverty1.  They estimate each one needed an additional £216 to make up the gap in finance1.

On the 1st of April 2022, £693 was added to the energy price cap2, prompting the government to introduce a deferral scheme for energy bills and a council tax discount.

While official statistics catch up with the impact of COVID19 and energy prices, more recent analysis confirms that these interventions will not help as costs were already unmanageable3.

Child Poverty

Around 4.3 million children or 31% of all children in the UK are growing up in poverty4.

In-Work Poverty

Work is increasingly not a reliable route out of poverty. It remains the case that over half of people in poverty live in a family where at least one adult is in work4.

“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

It was a British philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, who memorably claimed that without a social contract, life outside society would be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

The risk is that if current policies do not change, this is the direction in which low-income earners and the poor are headed5.

EFA IMPACT AREAS

Poverty

EFA helps reduce the cost of living by providing access to cheap green energy.

Emissions

EFA project’s will remove Tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Housing

EFA provides access to sustainable housing so it’s in reach of everyone.

Democracy

EFA gives people tools that enable them to get what they want.

Climate

EFA addresses the fundamental cause of man-made climate change.

Capital

EFA provides clear provenance onto the ESG impact of investments.

UNSDGs

The United Nations’ 17 global sustainability objectives and where we’ll contribute.

Earthshot

The Earthshot Prize; read how local energy as-a-service will help fix our climate.

Horizons

This tool helps businesses assess their sustainability – read our self-assessment.

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