Power prices: families struggle to pay

Household electricity price rises are expected to lift by an average 14% this financial year, but there are signs of them easing over the next 2 years. Brian Carlton with the impact the prices have had on families.

Hundreds of thousands of families are applying for automatic payment extensions as they face electricity bill shock.

AGL says 65,000 customers a month are requesting extra time to pay.

Consumers can find out about PIAC’s information on energy rebates and other consumer assistance here: https://piac.asn.au/project/help-energy-and-water-bills

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