chapter  8
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Governance and Budgets

This chapter deals with two big issues: who is responsible for delivering on fuel poverty targets and who is paying? With both there is the related question of what would be a better framework. The chapter picks up several issues that were mentioned in Chapter 1 and begins to extend the debate. With budgets, there are always problems with very large numbers and this is particularly true during a recession. But large numbers equate to substantial employment, so the extent to which this is good or bad is a political and economic decision.