Statement from ALONE in response to the proposed universal, one-off electricity credit of €100 per household

Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said “This is a welcome assistance for older people in the wake of increased energy prices throughout 2021. Fuel poverty has detrimental effects on the quality of life for an older person and our older people who are living on the State Pension which is below the poverty line are feeling a huge pinch from their pockets. The average increase across all suppliers for electricity has been €489.15 and €284.31 for gas, a total of €773.46. While we welcome this €100, we can clearly see it doesn’t measure to the inflation we’ve seen throughout 2021.”