The pump discount of 30 cents in Italy will be extended. The latter will now run until July 8. The government releases several new billions for motorists.
Until next July 8the Italians will benefit from a discount at the pump of 30 cents per liter of fuel. The government of Mario Draghi announced it in a press release, after a council of ministers.
This measure accompanies many other decisions aimed at favor motorists. Mid-March, a reduction in fuel taxes had been established for a month. Excise duties and VAT had been reduced by 25 and five centimes per liter respectively.
Additionally, a tax on the “excess profits” of companies in the energy sector had been established. Its purpose was to finance measures to alleviate soaring energy prices for households and businesses. A measure considered for a time, particularly in Spain, before the government backtracked.
Italy releases nearly 30 billion euros
All in all, Italy will disburse around 30 billion euros in these measureswhich began at the end of 2021. Rome has just released 14 billion euros in additional aid. “These are added to the 15.5 billion already planned, to give a total of nearly 30 billion euros. Or two percentage points of GDP« Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced on Monday.
In any case, we are far from France with its simple discount of 18 cents which came into force on April 1 (and doubled for liberal caregivers for a few weeks). A discount that could disappear in the months to come. The goal would indeed be to leave room for a system deemed fairer and more efficient than a “blind” measure, aimed at well-to-do households as well as at the most precarious. The contours of the latter still need to be clarified.
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