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Survey: Utility bills top list of nurse money worries


The rising cost of utility bills is the biggest source of financial concern facing nurses, our survey suggests, with one in five respondents citing this as the main reason for money worries.

We asked: if you have money worries, what are your greatest concerns about? Of the 2,167 respondents who answered the question, 21% said the increasing cost of utilities such as gas and electricity, was their main financial concern.

A further 16% said job security while 13% identified paying the mortgage as their biggest monetary worry, the same percentage said other debts or credit card bills. Just over a tenth of respondents cited petrol price rises and 4% other causes.

Meanwhile, 22% of respondents said they currently had no money worries.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • 1 December 2013

    Basic consumer goods such as food, clothes; Utilities such as electricity, gas; Petrol; Bus fares and train tickets; Rent rise every year. On top of these are VAT (value added tax).

    Salary remains the same. Freeze on pay rise. CanNOT compensate with the annual inflation rate. Inspite of it all, the coalition government is doing NOTHING.

    Its the giant multinational corporations, energy companies and landlords benefit from the consumers. That would be you, registered nurse. Is there somebody to help us? Unions... not enough influence and power; MP... do not trust them and bunch of professional liars; Banks... will gamble away all your money.

    Lets have a snap parliamentary election NOW. To change this incumbent coalition government.

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  • why are we being manipulated by utility companies? these form a large and essential part of our budgets but our lives and anxieties should not be forced to centre around them. it seem not much short of blackmail of the public and especially the poorer members who are having to struggle.

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