Data analysis to identify fuel poor households

Insights using LIFT

We’ve introduced Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data into LIFT

This can help councils apply for energy grants and target support

You can identify families who are in energy-inefficient homes and those in fuel poverty who could make long-term financial savings

LIFT is a data analytics platform that combines data sets to visualise poverty

Energy Performance Certificate

Data sources

LIFT identifies households in England and Wales by matching the address data in a council’s administrative datasets with EPC data.

This is done by matching properties from your data to a Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) which is then linked to the UPRN assigned to each EPC certificate.

Our address data is updated quarterly through our dataset provider.

Energy Performance Certificate

Further EPC analysis available

We can provide reports on a variety of areas based on the sections covered within the EPC dataset.

You can find a full breakdown of the information available here but some example reports available could include:

  • Households in the private rented sector with an EPC below C and a potential EPC above D (target for efficiency renovations)
  • All properties that rely on non-gas sources of energy as they often have higher or more unpredictable energy costs
  • Elements that could influence decisions around interventions such as:

    • Targeting of discretionary support to households in the most inefficient properties, such as:
      • Flats on the top floor with poor roof energy efficiency (may be suitable for loft insulation)
      • Single-glazed properties with poor window energy efficiency (suitable for double glazing)
      • Properties with a low percentage of low-energy lighting (could benefit from alternatives)
      • Properties with oil as their main fuel source (suitable for cash support)
    • Properties with residents who are under 5, over 80, with disability and living in inefficient properties that are likely to have proportionally higher fuel use
    • Households with arrears living in inefficient properties that are likely to struggle to budget and get into further debt

Client case study

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Providing support and tackling poverty in Redbridge, a London borough with a rapidly growing population


Using LIFT, Redbridge used its administrative data to identify residents most in need of financial aid and targeted preventative support. Collaborative work allows the teams at Redbridge to help residents holistically and build partnerships.


Collaborating internally and externally minimises the processing time for residents with needs across services.

In 2021-22 using LIFT, Redbridge distributed:

  • £1.3 million in DiscretionaryHousing Payments
  • £750,000 in Pension Credit take up
  • And identified over £2.3 million in unclaimed benefits for residents

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Paul Garlick

Senior Client Services Manager
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Amy Bassi

Client Services Manager

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Schedule a call with our team to find out how LIFT can support your organisation to help vulnerable families, target support to them, and track the change.

You can identify people in danger of crisis before it hits and target support where it will be most effective, preventing hardship. Then track changes to see which of your activities are working.

Our local authority clients use LIFT to

  • Tackle problem debt and arrears
  • Maximise the income of households
  • Evidence return on investment in support
  • Identify and support families at risk of eviction
  • Avoid unnecessary cost by preventing hardship
  • Understand current and future demand for services
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