Energy costs pull the rug out from under the feet of craftsmen – economic policy

Vienna – The energy cost subsidy for companies has been launched, but it will not be enough. Renate Scheichelbauer-Schuster assumes that. Many of the approximately 300,000 domestic trade and craft businesses, which employ a total of around 800,000 people, could hardly bear the burden of energy costs, the department chairwoman in the Economic Chamber (WKO) is convinced. “There are many problems, but the energy costs overshadow everything,” said the WKO official.