According to the Central Planning Bureau (CPB), purchasing power will remain the same in 2022, despite strong economic growth. “People are the victims of the slow cabinet formation,” says PvdA MP Henk Nijboer about this.
Higher minimum wage
As long as there is no progress in the formation, everything will remain the same and companies in particular can count on tax relief. “That has to be different,” he thinks. For example, the party believes that people who work in care should receive a salary increase.
According to Nijboer, the two billion euros that will go to the profit tax reduction should be used to increase purchasing power. “This is possible through a higher state pension, a higher minimum wage and lower taxes for people who live alone,” explains the PvdA member. “That way everyone can benefit from economic growth.”
His colleague Bart Snels from GroenLinks also denounces the ‘drag’ of the VVD and CDA in particular, and wants a different course.
According to him, companies will already benefit enough from the strong economic recovery in the coming years. “They don’t need tax relief on top of that.”
PvdA and GroenLinks have expressed their willingness to participate in discussions about a new government coalition, but only want to do so together.
VVD and CDA do not like cooperation with both left-wing parties, also because they are not both necessary for a majority in the House of Representatives.