Higher income households across NSW increasingly struggling to stay on top of their energy bills

Excerpt from ABC News

A growing number of households are struggling to pay their water, gas and electricity bills, with more people on higher incomes facing their power being cut off.

A new report from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) found that working families and households with mortgages in 2023 were increasingly impacted by payment difficulty for the essential services. 

Senior PIAC policy officer Thea Bray said the breadth of energy bill struggle painted a concerning picture of the reality of unaffordable energy bills. 

While people on lower incomes continue to be over-represented, Ms Bray said the findings now reflect that “just about every household is vulnerable to payment difficulty and disconnection”. 

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