CD&V chairman Mahdi wants full indexation of ‘kindergeld’: “Many people have trouble paying bills” | Instagram VTM NEWS

CD&V chairman Mahdi wants full indexation of ‘kindergeld’: “Many people have trouble paying bills” | Instagram VTM NEWS
CD&V chairman Mahdi wants full indexation of ‘kindergeld’: “Many people have trouble paying bills” | Instagram VTM NEWS

CD&V chairman Sammy Mahdi argues for a full indexation of the so-called growth package, the former child benefit. This afternoon, in the ‘VTM NIEUWS’ studio, he joins a similar plea from fellow party member Benjamin Dalle, Flemish Minister for Poverty Reduction, in ‘De Zondag’.


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Sep 4 2022


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According to Mahdi, a number of steps must be taken to cope with the high energy prices, the most important at European level, such as capping energy prices and decoupling electricity and gas prices. But at the Flemish level, something can also be done about the growth package, the former child benefit. The Flemish coalition agreement provided for savings by limiting the indexation of the growth package to one percent. “But we have to look at the reality of the day and a lot of people have trouble paying their bills,” says Mahdi, who wants to put a full indexation on the table of the Flemish government.

No limitation of rent indexation

Limiting the indexation of the rent is not a good idea for Mahdi. “The wages are indexed, so why not the rent?”, he wondered on Sunday afternoon. He does, however, plead for a simplification of rental premiums and a reduction of the taxes on labour, a file of fellow party member and federal Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem.

In addition, he is in favor of extending the social tariff to the lower middle class, which is currently being left out.

Tomorrow evening: the first Big Money Debate, at 10.05 pm on VTM, immediately after ‘Blind Married’, with answers to your questions about energy and money.

Watch the full conversation with CD&V chairman Sammy Mahdi below:

Sammy Mahdi was a guest in the ‘VTM NIEUWS’ studio this afternoon. © Getty/VTM NEWS

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