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The cost of petrol is soaring. Credit: Danny Lawson

The cost of petrol is soaring. Credit: Danny Lawson

The cost of petrol is soaring. Credit: Danny Lawson

Predictions of startling increases in the price of energy this winter will send a chill through thousands of households in Northern Ireland.

The price rises are akin to taxation in that they apply to everyone in society, but the real difference is that they take no account of the ability of consumers to pay.


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