Pensions at Quota 102, IRPEF cut and citizenship income: what the Draghi government wants to do after the vote

After the vote, on the agenda of the Draghi government there is Quota 102 for pensions and the reform of citizenship income. In addition to the tax cut, which should start from the income tax. Even if the center-right comes out shaken by the results (and Giorgia Meloni yesterday accused the allies for their participation in the executive) at Palazzo Chigi they do not expect problems for a government that is now aiming to reach 2023. And therefore it works on its first budget law, which should weigh around 25 billion. And which should be sent to the Chambers by tomorrow, 20 October. But the Minister of Economy Daniele Franco will perhaps take a few more days. To close the most difficult games.

The pension reform

The first is that of pensions. On the table there are solutions such as the contributory Ape proposed by INPS, the extension of the social Ape and the flexible exit to 63 years and 39 of contributions (or 64 and 38 and so on). That is, Quota 102, which should thus take the place of Quota 100. And that could cost a couple of billion. But the issue is still being negotiated because the leaguers ask that the mechanism, which would allow them to retire with 64 years of age and 38 of contributions, be made more flexible, maintaining a quota of 100 for some categories. of Salvini’s party, would interest a too small audience, hence the request for a wider intervention. Also on the table is the extension of the expansion contract, which allows you to retire up to 5 years earlier.

Meanwhile, yesterday Elsa Fornero made herself heard. For the former Minister of Labor of the Monti government it is better not to touch the retirement age: “Not only would it not be wise, but it would be repeating past policies that I do not think have done the country any good”. Better, if anything, “to leverage the tools that exist such as the female option, the social Ape, the voluntary Ape, the Rita, measures for precocious and strenuous jobs”. Also on the table is the expansion of the social bee to new categories and the extension of the Woman Option. At stake on the pension front is also the question of adjusting existing checks to inflation. That is the so-called equalization, which should bring up to 126 euros more per year in the pockets of pensioners.

The IRPEF cut

All to understand is the budget available for cutting the tax wedge. According to the first advances, it would range from a minimum of 6 billion (the two already in the balance sheet and the 4.3 result of the higher receipts from the fight against tax evasion certified as structural) up to 10 billion, with an intervention to reduce the personal income tax for the which mechanism is still being evaluated. Also on the table is the hypothesis of canceling the Cuaf, the contribution that employers pay for family allowances, in view of the entry into the single allowance scheme. On the other hand, the abolition of IRAP would be excluded, at least for the moment. The center-right parties are asking for a reduction in taxes for the middle class and to invest resources on the IRPEF cut while the Democratic Party and Italia viva are aiming at cutting the tax wedge. The pentastellati could also put their feet up on the Superbonus, currently refinanced only until 2022. The Corriere della Sera he adds that around 4-5 billion should be used for the reform of social safety nets, to protect even small businesses with layoffs, as occurred in an extraordinary way during the pandemic.

The décalage of the citizenship income

A couple of billion should go to health care, for the purchase of vaccines and drugs and for other hires, another two billion would be needed for the renewal of public employment contracts and two billion for military missions and other non-deferrable expenses. Finally, there is the reform of the citizenship income. The government is working on a modification which, starting from the current audience, would introduce a mechanism for the décalage of the check. Which would trigger, in case of refusal, from the second job offer. The novelty would concern a third of those entitled, those who are deemed employable. A strengthening of preventive controls is also foreseen thanks to the crossing of databases as well as ex post ones with the help of the Gdf. The revision of income would go hand in hand with the overall reform of social safety nets and active policies. With a similar training and reintegration path for the RDC, Naspi or other shock absorbers.

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