Fuel poverty has not been eradicated in Wales, breaking a pledge made by the Welsh Government to put an end to people struggling to heat their home. The Wales Audit Office (WAO) said fuel poverty is estimated to have more than halved between 2008 and 2018. But the watchdog said all targets to end it by 2018 had been missed by the Welsh Government. Ministers said UK government austerity policies had “undermined our efforts to meet these targets”. Their targets were to eradicate fuel poverty among all vulnerable groups by 2010 and in social housing by 2012. They also pledged to completely eradicate it in Wales by 2018. Welsh ministers are planning to publish a new Fuel Poverty Plan next February.
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