Consulting Report
14 May 2024

The British Gas Energy Trust: Alleviating the impact of fuel poverty

Oxford Economics were commissioned by British Gas to undertake a social return on investment analysis of the British Gas Energy Trust, a charity which funds interventions to alleviate the detrimental impact of fuel poverty.

Drawing on a best-practice methodology, and anonymised survey and administrative data from the Trust, the report demonstrates that in the period April 2020 to March 2024, the Trust delivered more than £200 million in benefits to society in excess of its costs. The report also shows that for every £1 invested in the Trust, it generated £5.50 in social value.

The report looks at the issue of fuel poverty more broadly and how it has changed as a result of increasing fuel prices and wider cost-of-living pressures, as well as how the Trust has responded to these trends by increasing its funding of programmes, and the number of individuals it supports.

To download the report, please complete the form below.

The experts behind the research

Our Economic Consulting team are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project were:

Chris Warner

Lead Economist, Economic Impact

Elliot Heaton

Economist, Economic Impact

Read the report

Complete the form below to download the report.

Recent related reports

Climate Change and Food Prices in Southeast Asia: 2024 Update

This report highlights the vulnerability of food production cost in ASEAN given the impending physical and transition risks of climate change. It also highlights the critical policy response at domestic and international level to support the transition.

Find Out More
Economic Impact of NCIS: Hawai’i Season Two

Across 2022-23, production of Season Two of “NCIS: Hawai’i” resulted in total spending in the state of approximately $79.4 million.

Find Out More
The economic impact of the sports activities of public service media

This study shows how the sports activities of public service media supported €4.5 billion of GDP and 57,000 jobs across 31 European countries in 2022. The report also highlights wider economic benefits of public service media sports coverage, such as the way in which it leverages sponsorship income for sports bodies.

Find Out More
Global Trade Education: The role of private philanthropy

Global trade can amplify economic development and poverty alleviation. Capable leaders are required to put in place enabling conditions for trade, but currently these skills are underprovided in developing countries. For philanthropists, investing in trade leadership talent through graduate-level scholarships is an opportunity to make meaningful contributions that can multiply and sustain global economic development.

Find Out More