This year too, a lot has been revealed about the plans presented by the outgoing cabinet on Budget Day.

NU.nl lists the most important things.

Income:

  • The Dutch are on average 0.1 percent ahead.

  • Purchasing power differs per income group:

    • Single earners -0.2 percent

    • Retired 0.0 percent

    • Two-income earners 0.0 percent

    • Families with children 0.0 percent

    • Employed +0.1 percent

    • Benefit recipients +0.1 percent

    • Singles +0.1 percent

    • Families without children +0.1 percent

  • Collectively negotiated wages will increase on average 2.0 percent this year.

    Next year there will be an increase of 2.2 percent.

    However, this will only increase purchasing power to a limited extent, because the prices of goods and services are also likely to rise.

  • The cabinet is allocating extra money to prevent the purchasing power of some groups from falling too much.

Wages will go up next year, but so will prices.

Wages will go up next year, but so will prices.

Photo: ANP

Safety:

  • More money is going to fight crime.

    This is issued to local police officers and detectives, among others.

  • The cabinet is also allocating more money for the so-called social advocacy profession.

    These are lawyers who represent the interests of people with a low income.

  • In addition, defense can look forward to more money.

Economy:

  • The economy is growing this year by 3.9 percent compared to last year.

    This has been calculated by the Central Planning Bureau (CPB).

    In 2022, the economy will grow slightly less rapidly (3.5 percent).

  • Unemployment is 3.4 percent this year.

    That rises very slightly each year, to 3.5 percent.

  • The budget deficit will rise to 5.4 percent this year.

    Next year, this deficit will be more than halved and it is expected to reach 2.3 percent.

    This is partly because the cabinet will have to spend less on corona support for companies next year.

  • Over the next ten years, the government will invest 100 million euros per year in housing construction.

The housing crisis is getting worse.

Yet the caretaker government hardly takes any measures.

The housing crisis is getting worse.

Yet the caretaker government hardly takes any measures.

Photo: ANP

Climate:

  • The government is allocating 6 to 7 billion euros for measures to combat the climate problem.

    For example, subsidies will become available for the purchase of electric cars.

  • This outgoing cabinet is not taking measures to solve the nitrogen problem.

    The next government must tackle this problem.

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