More asking Jersey's Citizens Advice for debt help

Related Stories

More people are contacting the Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau over debts.

In 2012, it helped 278 people with debts totalling £5,058,000 - the previous year 262 people had problems with a total debt of £2,857,000.

Malcolm Ferey, the chief executive of Jersey's Citizens Advice Bureau, said the amount of debt had been falling until this "blip" in 2012.

He said it had been caused by two or three really large cases.

But he said: "I'm sure the increases in energy bills are going to affect people's pockets."

It was announced on Friday gas prices would rise by 3% and Jersey electricity prices rose by 9.5% at the beginning of the year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey

Weather

St Helier

Min. Night 4 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • Kinetic sculpture violinClick Watch

    The "kinetic sculpture" that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.