Electricity industry, govt need to do more on energy hardship - panel

Jonathan Underhill
Tue, 11 Sep 2018

By Gavin Evans Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity providers, regulators and the government need to do more to help families struggling to meet their energy costs, an expert advisory panel says. More than 100,000 households are spending more than 10 percent of their income on domestic energy costs, the group says. Many are not benefitting from the increased retail competition in the sector, with some also being harmed by prompt-payment discounts which budgeting groups say have become de facto late-payment penalties. The government’s...

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