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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-13/2886 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 22 March 2022 – 17 October 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for fuel expenses
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||14 September 2022 (updated 26 September 2022)|
In the face of the international price increase since the winter of 2021, the Energy Decree (legislative decree n.30 of 18 March 2022) made this measure operative from 22 March to 20 April 2022. This deadline had already been postponed twice, first to 2 May, then to 8 July. The deadlines had been set respectively by the Interministerial Decree of 6 April 2022 and the new Decree Cutting Excise Duty approved on 2 May 2022.
Subsequently, with the Interministerial Decree signed on 24 June 2022, the new deadline for the cut had been set at 2 August and, then, with the Interministerial Decree signed on 19 July 2022, came the extension to 21 August. Subsequently, the Aid Decree Bis (Decree-Law No. 115 of 9 August 2022) moved the deadline to 20 September 2022, this before the date of 17 October set by the Inter-Ministerial Decree of 13 September 2022 announced in a joint note of the Ministries of Finance and Ecological Transition.
Excise duties are taxes levied on petrol, diesel, LPG and methane, to meet cash requirements. This measure deals precisely:
For the measure, a total of €2,326.47 million has been allocated by the final text of the 2 May 2022 Excise Cut Decree:
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
According to Codacons, a consumer protection association, "merely extending the excise discount is not enough. Despite the reduction in excise duties already in force since March, today a litre of petrol costs 13.4 % more than in the same period in 2021, while diesel has risen by 22.6% year-on-year."
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply||D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Cut in gasoline excise duty, measure IT-2022-13/2886 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-13_2886.html
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