The Hungarian government's new National Consultation questionnaire contains 14 questions covering a variety of issues, including the minimum wage and the moratorium on loan payments.
The survey also includes questions concerning a personal income tax rebate for low-earning parents, migration and taxes. Voters have until Aug. 25 to return the questionnaire. The public is asked whether the minimum wage should be raised to HUF 200,000 (EUR 575) per month so that not only companies but also the Hungarian people enjoy the benefits of economic growth. The government asks whether family support, pensions and low labor taxes should enjoy constitutional protections to prevent future governments from depriving the public of them in times of crisis.
Other matters include whether Hungary should enjoy the lowest taxes on labor in Europe and whether a planned measure to allow parents earning below the average income the chance to reclaim their 2021 personal income tax in 2022 if Hungary’s growth rate exceeds 5.5 percent in 2021, as well as whether the moratorium on loan repayments should be extended from the current deadline of September to July 2022 for families and businesses in trouble.