How the €600 electricity credit will help households - Newstalk

Image audioHow the €600 electricity credit will help households - Newstalk

Daragh Cassidy appeared on Newstalk to discuss the €600 energy credit that was announced in the 2023 Budget

Listen back to the interview above or take a look at the main points below.

Key points from the interview 

  • The average gas and electricity bill has gone up by just over €2,000, approximately, over the past 15 - 18 months.  
  • The amount your bills have increased will really depend on the size of the home you live in and your energy usage.
  • Electricity costs have gone up by around 130%, while gas costs have increased by around 170-180%.
  • The €600 energy credit was very welcome and it comes on the back of the €200 credit we received earlier this year. That’s €800 being paid out to over 2 million households nationwide.
  • The Government can’t fully shield us from rising costs and those on social welfare will receive more, through the free electricity allowance or the winter fuel allowance

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