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Nearly 120,000 service businesses, 370,000 jobs at risk – English

(ANSA) – ROME, August 31 – The research arm of the Italian retailers association Confcommercio said Wednesday that around 120,000 companies in the service sector, employing 370,000 people, will be forced to close their business from now until the middle of next year due to high energy prices. said there was a danger of hitting a wall during

Retailers, restaurants, tourism and transportation companies are most vulnerable to price increases, with energy bills three times higher than they were a year ago.

Energy bills in the service sector will reach €33 billion in 2022, compared with €11 billion last year. (ANSA).

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