Xavier Bettel

Solidarity is key

The war in Ukraine and our solidarity with the Ukrainian people comeat a price. Livelihoods and jobs are at stake because ofthe current energy crisis and high inflation. The DP takes these concerns seriously.

Households’loss of purchasing power -especiallyoflow and middle-incomehouseholds-is considerable.

Business ownersare also experiencing costinflationand are worried about the future of their companies and employees.

Severaltargeted measures have been implemented as a resultof the ‘Energiedësch’ roundtable to counteract the rise in energy prices.

This includes the introduction of a socially selective energy premium for those who need it most.

At the initiative of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, a Tripartite was convened to decide on further solutions in the interest of the country. The government and the social partners agreed on a historic package of measures.

This solidarity package will help us to overcome the crisis and it will also ensure that we use it to further reinforceour energy transition. Solidarity is and must be the guiding principle in this situation.

The index system isn’t being challenged! The indexation tranche, which was triggered in July, was post poned to 1 April 2023 and not cancelled.

Introduction of a socially staggered tax credit that overcompensates for the loss of purchasing power experienced bylow-income households. 

Introduction of an energy premium for particularly vulnerable people.

The indexation of child benefits remains and wasn’t post poned.

The value of study grants was increased.

Introduction of a rent freeze until the end of the year.

Increase of the rent subsidy.

Increase of the premium for energy-efficiency retrofits.

Petrol, diesel and fuel oil prices have been reduced by 7.5 cents per liter.

Companies most impacted by the increase in energy prices receive support in the form oftargeted financial aid.

Find all the measures here solidaritéit.dp.lu

“It’s the first time here in Luxembourg that households receive such a targeted compensation for the postponement of an index tranche.”

GILLES BAUM Rapporteur of the Tripartite bill

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