Time.news – Refreshments for about three million companies that have suffered a loss in turnover of at least 30%, a one-off compensation for seasonal workers of 2,400 euros, over 3 billion for the extension of the layoffs, 5 billion for the plan vaccination which will allow doses to be administered in pharmacies and another 3 billion for local authorities. It is the backbone of the Sostegni decree expected in the Council of Ministers tomorrow afternoon, but There are still two unknowns: the cancellation of the old files in the fiscal warehouse and the extension of the stop of the layoffs. Issues on which the premier himself, Mario Draghi, will probably find a mediation.
The Minister of Economy, Daniele Franco, tried to prepare the ground for tomorrow’s CDM by first meeting the group leaders of the majority, together with the Minister for Relations with Parliament, Federico d’Incà, and then the local authorities, with the minister Mariastella Gelmini. The measure will absorb the entire ceiling of 32 billion of the extra deficit approved in January, leaving about 500 million for parliamentary changes: the Chambers will in fact have two full readings at their disposal to correct it. However, many interventions are destined to remain out and will be postponed to the second round of aid which will be financed with the new budget shift in April.
Change the complex machine of the refreshments that says goodbye to the Ateco codes. On the plate 11 billion euros to compensate about three million VAT numbers, between companies and professionals, with a turnover of up to 10 million euros that have recorded losses of at least 30%. Until now, the hypothesis on the table was a decrease in turnover of at least 33% in order to access the compensation. The non-repayable contribution should be parameterized on the average of the monthly loss recorded in the comparison between 2020 and 2019.
The new scheme illustrated by Franco to the parties provides for five bands, ranging from 60 to 20%, based on the size of the company: a compensation of 60% for companies up to 100 thousand euros, 50% between 100 thousand and 400 thousand euros, 40% between 400 thousand and 1 million, 30% between 1 and 5 million and 20% between 5 and 10 million. The contribution will be granted by bank transfer or in the form of a tax credit and will range from a minimum of € 1,000 to a maximum of € 150,000, on average it will be approximately € 3,700. The government plans to start payments immediately after Easter and complete them by April 30th.
There will also be an ad hoc fund of 600 million for the mountain chain affected by the closure of the ski lifts, which will also benefit from the non-repayable contributions provided for VAT numbers. The fund established with the maneuver to reduce the contributions of the self-employed will also be refinanced for 1.5 billion and a one-off allowance for three months of 2,400 euros will be provided for seasonal workers, entertainment and spa workers: this is about 400,000 subjects for a total allocation of 900 million. Also on the plate about 100 million to compensate the wedding, fairs and events sector. Compensation is also foreseen for around 200,000 sports workers.
For health, 5 billion will be allocated: 2.8 billion for the purchase of vaccines and medicines, 400 million for the commissioner’s management of the emergency, 200 million for the start of vaccine production in Italy and 350 million for the vaccination campaign that will allow pharmacists to administer the doses after having completed a training course. Nurses are also on track for vaccinations.
But some unknowns still remain to be resolved, starting with the cancellation of over 60 million pre-2015 tax bills up to 5 thousand euros, for a total value of about 70 billion. Matteo Salvini returned to the attack defining “it is essential that there is fiscal peace”. But it is not only the League that is pushing to expand the mesh of the operation. M5s and Forza Italia also aim at the complete cancellation of the fiscal warehouse. While Pd and Leu reject any form of amnesty and are in favor, as well as Iv, for a more selective cleaning of the warehouse that removes bad debt collection credits because they are linked to bankrupt companies or deceased taxpayers. For the Deputy Minister of Economy, Laura Castelli, it is not a question of amnesties and “ideology, on certain issues, should be put aside” because it is necessary to proceed with the “total or partial cancellation of bad tax credits, currently equal to 91% of the total credits to be collected”.
Another issue to be solved concerns the work package and in particular the blocking of layoffs. Minister Andrea Orlando has repeatedly reiterated that for workers of larger companies, which have ordinary layoffs, the block of layoffs expiring at the end of March will be extended until June while for workers who are entitled to the cig in derogation or at the FIS, the wage integration fund, the stop will be extended until the end of October, the time necessary to introduce a system of social safety nets capable of guaranteeing everyone. To finance the extension of the redundancy fund until the end of 2021, 3.3 billion will arrive and the mechanism will follow a double track: for workers with ordinary cig it will be extended by 13 weeks usable by the end of June while for workers covered by the cig in derogation or from the FIS, 28 weeks will be refinanced to be used until the end of the year.
The citizenship income will be refinanced with about one billion and the possibility for the recipients to work temporarily, suspending the benefit, should be included. without suffering the loss or reduction of the check. The range of emergency income will be expanded, which will be renewed for three months and the Naspi unemployment benefit should be extended for three months. In addition, the Undersecretary for Labor, Rossella Accoto, announced the extension of the contracts for navigators until December 31, 2021. Over 3 billion for local authorities are on the way.
About one billion will be allocated to the Regions, 250 million to special autonomies, 900 million to Municipalities, 100 million to Metropolitan Cities and Provinces, 200-250 million for the tourist tax, 800 million for local public transport.
Another 300 million will be put on the table for distance learning, 400 million for the refinancing of funds for the entertainment, culture and audiovisual sector and 100 million to finance overtime for the police. The extension of the moratoriums and liquidity interventions will be postponed to a forthcoming decree.