DN announces preliminary proposal of the next Budget

DN announces preliminary proposal of the next Budget

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There are incentives for the development of inland regions, plus sugary drink taxes and more support for the unemployed. Here are some of the proposals that will be presented Monday.

It is still a preliminary proposal, therefore subject to change, but already contains part of what the government intends to bring to Parliament when, on Monday, it presents the State Budget document for 2019. And it already reveals the plans of António Costa and Mário Centeno for a year in which the economy is expected to grow by 2.2%, the government deficit to 0.2% of GDP and debt to go down to 117%, with a unemployment rate to be revised down to around 6.3%, according to the Finance Minister this week.

In addition to the measures announced this evening by PCP deputy João Oliveira, which includes minimum increases of 10 euros in pensions, free textbooks for all compulsory education (up to the 12th year) and a cheaper energy bill for families, there are other steps taken at the level of supports.

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