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John Hills

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Relevant research

Hills J (2004) Inequality and the State. Oxford University Press, Oxford. LSE Research Online ID: 4299

Sefton, T (2002) ‘Targeting fuel poverty: Is the government getting warm?’, Fiscal Studies, 23 (3): 369-399.

Sefton, T. (2004), Aiming High: An evaluation of the potential contribution of Warm Front towards meeting the Government’s fuel poverty target, CASE report 28, London: LSE. LSE Research Online ID: 28322

Sefton, T and Chesshire, J. (2005) Peer review of the methodology for calculating the number of households in fuel poverty in England: final report to DTI and Defra. London: DTI and Defra. LSE Research Online ID: 51675

Hills, J (2009) ‘Future pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability’ in J Hills, T Sefton and K Stewart (eds) Towards a More Equal Society? Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997. Bristol: The Policy Press. LSE Research Online ID: 31329

Hills, J (2011) Fuel Poverty: The problem and its measurement, CASE report 69. London: London School of Economics and DECC. LSE Research Onlne ID: 39270

Hills, J (2012) Getting the Measure of Fuel Poverty: Final report of the Fuel Poverty Review, CASE Report 72. London: London School of Economics and DECC. LSE Research Online ID: 43153

Evidence of impact

Department for Energy and Climate Change (2012) Fuel Poverty: changing the framework for measurement Cm 8440. London: DECC.

DECC (2013) Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics 2013. London: DECC.

DECC (2013) Fuel Poverty: changing the framework for measurement Government response. London: DECC.

DECC (2013) Fuel Poverty: A Framework for Future Action. London: DECC.

DECC (2014) Cutting the cost of keeping warm: a new fuel poverty strategy for England. London: DECC.

DECC press release on 3 March 2015 – Cutting the cost of keeping warm: a fuel poverty strategy for England 
Edward Davey (Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change): Today I will be publishing the fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014… The independent review of fuel poverty conducted by Professor Sir John Hills of the London School of Economics, held in 2011/12, demonstrated that the traditional way of measuring fuel poverty had been flawed…

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Professor Hills presents on 'Changing patterns of inequality in the UK', LSE Works Lecture, 12 March 2015 - audio, video and slides:

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