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The General Budgets are devoted to Primary Care, housing and scholarships

The Government accounts contemplate the assimilation of single-parent families with 2 children to the category of large families

The Government formed by PSOE and United We Can have presented this Tuesday the General State Budgets that have come out of the Council of Ministers after an agreement reached at dawn between the two parties. The accounts will incorporate the largest social spending in history, according to the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero.

The global item of public accounts for this type of policy increases to 266,719 million euros (excluding European funds), which is 23,644 million more than what was budgeted last year.

The objective, according to the Executive, is that pensioners do not lose purchasing power, improve the conditions of the working class and reinforce investment in health, education and dependency.

The common line that runs through all the ministerial budgets is the increase in their items and, in many cases, reaching record amounts.

Health

It will grow by 6.7%, with a specific item for Primary, with a plan of 500 million in infrastructure. In addition, in Dependency, the Government reinforces it with 620 million more, an increase of 152% in this legislature, reaching a record level.

living place

The Government will increase the budget for Housing by 5.4%, consolidating the Youth Rental Bonus, as well as a new affordable rental plan endowed with 260 million euros for next year.

Education and R&D

In Education, there will be a record item for scholarships with 400 million. Educational spending as a whole increased by 6.6% to 5,354 million. In the case of Research and Development, the public accounts project includes the 16,328 million investment in R+D+i, which implies 23% more.

Autonomous funds and financing

In addition, three out of every four euros of the Recovery Plan, collected in the general state budgets, will be used to promote a change in the production model. They are 30,000 million from European funds.

On the other hand, there will be record resources for autonomies and municipalities Those of the communities increase by 24% compared to 2022, reaching 135,274 million. Local entities will receive 23,235 million, 5% more.

Shortly before the press conference of the ministers Montero and Calviño to present the public accounts for 2023, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, announced on social networks other measures that would be included in the project, which will reach the Courts in the coming days. These are:

Unemployment

The accounts introduce an improvement in the unemployment benefit, which will once again be 60% on the salary regulatory base from the seventh month. This measure, which will mean an average of 100 euros per person, will benefit 300,000 unemployed. It means recovering the percentage lost in 2012 when the Government of Mariano Rajoy lowered it to 50%.

families

The Budgets will include a parenting benefit of 100 euros per month for families with children from 0 to 3 years old. It is a payment that until now working mothers received and that is now extended to all families.

Single-parent families with 2 children will also be assimilated to the category of large families.

In addition, the Government undertakes to process a Family Law that will include new conciliation permits. Díaz outlined that there will be permits for caregivers, permits to deal with unforeseen family circumstances or a new 8-week parental leave, but what these measures will consist of has not yet been specified.

Minimum Living Income

Likewise, Vice President Díaz announced that the Minimum Vital Income (IMV) will include a rise with inflation as well as pensions. The IPREM will be 600 euros per month from January 1, 2023, 3.6%, much lower than the inflation rate to which pensions and IMV will be linked.

Taxes

The tax package was presented last Thursday. It includes a rise in taxes on high incomes, a new tax on large fortunes, a reduction in bonuses in the Corporation Tax and a reduction in personal income tax on income below 21,000 euros per year.

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