Affording Utilities

Our expenditure on fuel and energy increased by almost 200% between 2008 and 2012.

The cost of energy has increased significantly in recent years, impacting on the budgets of many people we help. The introduction of water charges are an additional challenge for cash-strapped households.

Latest Issue

SVP Response to CER Review on Typical Domestic Consumption Values

SVP welcome the opportunity to respond to the recent CER Consultation in relation to Typical Domestic Consumption Values for Electricity and Gas Customers.  We take this opportunity to raise awareness of the customers in energy poverty who curtail their use of electricity because they cannot afford to heat and eat or indeed those who do and end up in arrears. 

Published 20 Feb 2017 | PDF | 209.63 KB