Finance minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to strengthen purchasing power after the corona crisis, according to a report with a family bonus. Parents should get a one-off payment of 300 euros for each child, reports Der Spiegel about plans from the Ministry of Finance. The measure could cost the federal government between five and six billion euros and be part of the economic stimulus package planned for June. Family Minister Franziska Giffey (SPD) had previously spoken in favor of such a bonus.
It is also being considered whether the state's consumer vouchers could boost the buying mood of the population. This would also benefit people without children.
The plans also stipulate that innkeepers and artists should receive compensation for lost income - measured in terms of average earnings in recent years. According to the report, Scholz plans to make depreciation or investment grants easier for companies. The stimulus package will include up to 150 billion euros.
The Treasury initially did not comment on the report. On Thursday, Scholz announced a flat-rate support for families, employees and industries such as culture, showmen, restaurants, hotels or travel agencies in a video message. The economic stimulus package should ensure "that the incomes of the citizens are stabilized, especially that of the families who are now having a particularly difficult time".
On Monday, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) wants to present her proposals to boost the economy. According to the report, the minister wants, among other things, to support the municipalities in sustainable investments. "Crucial investments in climate protection take place in the municipalities, from public transport to new bike paths and building renovation," she said. The report also says that Schulze's concept includes special support for solar systems, for example at police stations or schools. The exchange of oil and gas heating systems in public buildings for sustainable heat sources should also be supported.