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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-21/2329 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 18 May 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Increasing income in general
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 21 June 2022)|
The Council of Ministers approved a new Aid Decree (Decree Law No. 50 of 17 May 2022 on 'Urgent measures on national energy policies, business productivity and investment attraction, as well as on social policies and the Ukrainian crisis'), the decree law that provides economic aid to companies and families to limit the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the Italian economy. Among them, it was considered important to provide a bonus to citizens to counteract the crisis and the drop in consumption.
The measure, as its name implies, provides a one-off bonus of €200 to employees with an annual income from work of up to €35,000 gross. Domestic workers, seasonal workers, pensioners, the self-employed and those receiving citizenship income or unemployment are also eligible. The bonus is paid directly in the July pay packet and pension. The aim is to tackle rising inflation and the pressure of high living costs due to the Ukraine crisis.
The other two measures contained in the Aid decree will also be financed: the extension of the social bonus also to families with higher Isee ('Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator', the indicator used to assess and compare the economic situation of households wishing to apply for subsidised social benefits) for those who have difficulty paying their bills and the extension for another two months of the cut in fuel excise duties.
No data available.
Other groups of workers
||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
People on social benefits
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:
No information available
No information available.
Eurofound (2022), One-off subsidy for low-income employees, measure IT-2022-21/2329 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-21_2329.html
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