The Chamber had originally anticipated commencing review on Tuesday but this will now take place on Wednesday, with debates expected by late morning.
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The state budget for 2019 should still be voted on Thursday before noon, as planned, despite slight delays in the review process due to the recent death of Grand Duke Jean.
The Chamber had originally anticipated commencing the review on Tuesday but this will now take place on Wednesday, with André Bauler (DP) to report on parliamentary proceedings, and then finance minister Pierre Gramegna (DP) and deputy prime minister Étienne Schneider (LSAP) outlining the stability and growth programme and the national reform programme. Debates are expected to start late morning.
Among the proposals in the budget are an extension of the super-reduced VAT rate of 3%, particularly to e-publications and online press; the setting up of a minimum social salary tax credit which would increase the minimum social salary by €100, retroactively to 1 January of this year; as well as a 1% decrease in the corporate income tax rate (to 17%).