Kelly in welcome for price decrease

SDLP Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed the decrease in electricity prices announced by Power NI.

The Upper Bann MLA said the 14 per cent decrease would help hard-pressed home and business owners feeling the pinch from a rise in other costs of living.

She said: “It’s a positive step in the right direction and I give it a general welcome. This will be a fillip for consumers and business owners alike, struggling with fuel bills and I hope that there will be further progress in the coming year.

“It’s also important that the fuel suppliers recognize the plight of consumers. This reduction is one which I believe has been long overdue.

I hope that this price reduction will result in other price reductions in other goods and services which were raised because of previous increases.”