Electricity price increase absurd

27 05 2013

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Ballycastle SDLP councillor Dónal Cunningham has said the recently announced 18% increase in electricity bills due from July 2013 will hurt the most vulnerable in the community and may prove too much for small businesses struggling to remain competitive.

Councillor Cunningham said:

“This almost absurd increase in the price of electricity represents another rise in costs for many hard-pressed home and business owners who are already feeling the pinch. I dread to think of what the impact of this might be.”

“At a time when the overall cost of living is rising; incomes are either static or falling.”

“When the increase comes into effect, the average Power NI annual bill will be £30 more expensive than the average GB bill. There can be no justification for this.”

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