articleimg-1
Jan 02, 2019

The government outlines plans to maintain a strengthening and thriving Hungary that retains its security

Csaba Dömötör, the parliamentary state secretary of the cabinet office, said the government is working for a country in which work is valued, families with children are supported, and in which all social groups can take steps forward

The Hungarian government’s main aim this year is to maintain a strengthening and thriving Hungary that retains its security.

Csaba Dömötör, the parliamentary state secretary of the cabinet office, said the government is working for a country in which work is valued, families with children are supported, and in which all social groups can take steps forward.

The state secretary said Hungary is starting the new year with a growing economy, and annual growth in 2019 is expected to be around 5 percent thanks to government measures.

Dömötör noted that tax breaks for families with two children will increase to 40,000 HUF per month. In December, the home-creation scheme also expanded with more credit available.

The state secretary also referred to a new deal based on an agreement between the employers and employees to hike the basic minimum wage to 149,000 HUF and that of skilled workers to 195,000 HUF next year. He added that the 8 percent increase will be followed by the same rate of increase in 2020.

Dömötör also highlighted how the government is helping businesses to raise wages by further cutting employer tax burdens.

The secretary also pointed out how an important change in the area of social policy will help home caregivers of severely disabled children or children suffering from a debilitating illness. They will be eligible to receive 100,000 HUF per month.