Householders could face next winter with ‘mountain’ of energy debt
Figures earlier this year highlighted number of domestic gas customers in arrears on bills increased from 18 per cent to 23 per cent in last 12 months
People could face heading into next winter already saddled with “mountains” of energy bill arrears, TDs and senators have been warned.
In an appearance before the committee on environment and climate action, the poverty charity St Vincent de Paul (SVP) said they saw a 40 per cent increase in requests for assistance related to energy last year.
It said that many households face multiple energy bills that they cannot clear before the next one comes ...