In short, a compromise is sought. There may be a postponement until mid-2020 for the plastic tax. On the other hand, there had already been an intervention: the expected revenue has already fallen by 70 percent for the plastic tax (from one billion to 300 million). Taxes on company cars were almost zero (16 million compared to the initial 347), while the sugar tax (approximately 200 million) remained unchanged. In case of agreement, it will be possible to start voting in committee, in the Senate. And the landing of the budget bill is scheduled for Monday.
Maneuver, plus tax on concessions to compensate for discounts on plastic and company cars
But on the other hand, the confrontation is not just about the merit of the measures. Last night Matteo Renzi, a guest of Piazzapulita, said that "the government has 50 percent of the chances of falling". The premier responded with a reference to Leopardi: he called the leader of Italia Viva a "cosmic pessimist". But the maneuver is only one of the fronts of confrontation in the government. The mine of prescription remains to be defused, with the clash between Cinquestelle and Pd (and Italia Viva). The government, in short, navigates on sight.
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