About Us

The National Right to Fuel Campaign (NRFC) was established in 1975 with an objective to campaign to end fuel poverty in the UK and secure a warm, physician dry, well-lit home for all, regardless of income and location.

The NRFC developed and successfully campaigned for the introduction of the current fuel poverty definition, in 2001. With a membership comprising of voluntary organisations, charities, trade unions, academics, health and housing practitioners, local authorities and energy services companies, the NRFC has taken a leading role in ensuring that fuel poverty remains high on the political agenda ever since.



Our objectives are to continue to campaign to ensure that:

[1] Fuel poverty remains high on the political agenda

[2] UK energy policy apportions a fair amount of resource and support for vulnerable energy consumers

[3] Energy suppliers provide value for money and a fair deal to all household energy consumers



For details of our current campaigns – click here

Our campaigns are based on the following approaches:

[1] Parliamentary stakeholder events with MPs and other key policy makers

[2] Working with our members and key stakeholders to develop reports and policy proposalsOur 2012 Smart Meter report can be found here

[3] Building public campaigns and working with partner organisations to form petitions – For example, the Energy Bill Revolution


The Steering Group

The Steering Group, is a group which is representative of the paying Supporters of the NRFC each of whom volunteers their time (as an individual or on behalf of an organisation) towards helping to formulate NRFC campaigns, and ensuring that the organisation fulfils the objectives agreed between all paying supporters.

To find out more about our Steering Group members, please click here.

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