Some 28 per cent of homeowners said they could not afford to pay the household charge, according to the latest income tracking survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU).
Nearly two-thirds have less to spend than they did this time last year while up to 47 per cent have less than €100 left by the end of the month once bills are paid.
Some 45 per cent said they were struggling to cover the cost...
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