38% of small businesses struggling with power bills – CAC

38% of small businesses struggling with power bills – CAC
32% of small businesses also said that power bills put a lot of pressure on their finances. (Image: Supplied)
Tom Raynel
Small businesses are feeling the pain of their electricity bills according to the third annual Sentiment Survey by the Consumer Advocacy Council.The council (CAC) survey gathered views on electricity in New Zealand from consumers and small businesses. It showed that 38% of small businesses found it harder to pay their electricity bills than a year ago (33%), and 32% of small businesses also said that power bills placed a lot of pressure on their finances. This has steadily risen from 21% in 2022."Our survey results underline the chall...

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