Northern Ireland household energy expenditure: income differences and non-discretionary impacts

Date published: 08 March 2022

In the context of recent rising energy prices reflecting considerable volatility in wholesale markets, the Living Costs and Food survey household expenditure data for Northern Ireland was re-examined to explore: the pattern of energy expenditure by households in Northern Ireland in relation to their different levels of household income; potential impacts of rising energy expenditure; and whether the potential impact of rising energy expenditure on discretionary and non-discretionary expenditure could be explored.

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