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Feb 12, 2021

Government speeds up payments of wage subsidies to companies

Employers have applied for a total HUF 40 billion, of which the government offices so far approved nearly HUF 36 billion and paid out HUF 35.5 billion.

 

Gergely Gulyás, the Prime Minister’s Chief of staff, said the government has speeded up payments of wage subsidies to companies, adding that employers have applied for a total HUF 40 billion, of which the government offices so far approved nearly HUF 36 billion and paid out HUF 35.5 billion.

When asked about a proposal by the opposition Socialist Party to give HUF 10,000 (EUR 28) vouchers to those who get themselves vaccinated, Gulyás noted that the vaccines are purchased using public funds and are administered free of charge.

“The demand that people who receive an expensive vaccine for free be given money defies common sense,” the minister said, adding that the proposal, however, was “only one-tenth as insane” as the opposition Momentum Movement’s suggestion that people be given HUF 100,000.

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