The Council of Ministers approves the Cohesion reform and the Ires-Irpef decree. Leo: “100 euro bonus is the first piece, then the thirteenth”


By John

The Council of Ministers approved the legislative decree reforming the cohesion policies and the legislative decree for the revision of the Irpef and Ires regime. On the eve of this last provision, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced a measure to provide “in January 2025, an allowance of 100 euros for employees, with a total income not exceeding 28,000 euros, with a spouse and at least one dependent child, or for single-parent families with a single dependent child”.

The 100 euro bonus that will arrive in 2025 for low incomes “is the first piece” which will be followed by “finding the relevant resources” the intervention for “thirteenths: it's not that we have a cross-eyed vision, for businesses and self-employment, we provide just as much attention to employed work, which has much more significant numbers” and it is necessary to “find a balance for coverage”. Thus the deputy minister at the Mef Maurizio Leo illustrating the legislative decree on Irpef and Ires approved by the Council of Ministers. “It is a temporary measure because the objective is the tax relief of thirteenths, as the enabling law says” – said the deputy minister, explaining that however the government wanted to give “further support to families”, but always being “attentive to public finances “, because “we want to give the impression to the markets that we are moving with the utmost attention”.

The 100 euro bonus “for the benefit of single-income or single-parent families” will be “disbursed through withholding agents in 2025″, because in 2024 the government has already used all the resources to make the first 13 legislative decrees implementing the delegation, ” including today's”: said the Deputy Minister of Economy, Maurizio Leo, at the end of the meeting. “The government wanted to cater for the medium-low groups by adding this benefit at a particular moment” such as the end of the year, “to cater for employees who have low incomes”, a total of no more than 28 thousand euros, he added, underlining that ” the first objective” for 2025 is to “consolidate the famous three rates and go even further: we will see what the result of the biennial preventive agreement will be for VAT numbers to which we must reach out but also ensure that they declare consistent income with their ability to contribute, to meet the middle class” which is the one “in greatest suffering”.

Fitto, “With the Cohesion bill we will get 75 billion back into motion”

In the last two European reports on cohesion funds for Italy “the picture is not very edifying for the effectiveness of spending”, in particular “for the 2021-2027 programming the commitments and expenditure are almost equal to zero therefore the objective is to restart resources equal to 43 billion European resources to which are added national co-financing resources for a total amount of 75 billion”: this was said by the Minister of European Affairs, South, Cohesion Policies and Pnrr, Raffaele Fitto, at term of the Council of Ministers which also approved the Cohesion reform. The reform, he explained, “creates the conditions for the different funds (cohesion, FSC and Pnrr, ed.) to dialogue and become complementary”, because “the risk was that the funds would conflict with each other”. The reform is the “final piece that “makes us use these tools better”.