Dl Aiuti, Manageritalia: “Supporting lower incomes and pensions”

Mantovani: “But also recognize that these resources come from a further drainage to the detriment of employees and retirees”

“The Draghi government confirms its policy of supporting the economy, issuing the bis aid decree which provides for 17 billion in aid to families and businesses. It is necessary to support lower incomes and pensions, but also to recognize that these resources come from an additional drain to the detriment of employees and retirees, heavily hit by inflation and penalized by the failure to adjust wages ”. Like this Mario Mantovani, president of Manageritalia about what the Government decided yesterday.

The interventions on the tax wedge and on pensions envisaged by the Government stop at 35 thousand euros, for those with higher incomes and who see their purchasing power erode there is nothing. “There are positive measures – continues Mantovani – including that on doubling of the tax exemption ceiling for corporate welfare from 258 to 516 euros. Although limited to 2022, it is a signal that recognizes the importance of contractual and corporate welfare as a support to income and a development tool for greater well-being for people and companies. A path that should be taken with less shyness “.

“We are – underlines Mantovani – the only one of the largest OECD countries in which those who earn between 50 and 100,000 euros gross a year are taxed as if they were rich. It is a system that discourages growth, professional commitment, the assumption of responsibility. And all it takes is a period of unemployment or retirement to find yourself in difficulty. Unlike companies and the self-employed, we don’t have the ability to pass on at least some of the inflation to customers. The active and retired managers we represent would expect at least recognition of the great contribution they are making and a prospect of reducing the tax burden in the medium term. Instead, there is always talk of reducing the tax wedge for income groups that pay zero or a few thousand euros per year of Irpef. And we would not like to have to receive another high bill in the autumn, in anticipation of the difficult times envisaged by Prime Minister Draghi, precisely in the year of the return of the great inflation and frozen wages ”.