Dl August approved: “Anti-Covid measures until September 7”

Approved unless agreed on August decree. And it was time, one might say. With this dl, the government reaches 100 billion by employment, families, businesses, workers since the beginning of the pandemic. Specifically, 25 billion are available to the country. Among the measures: tax postponed to April 2021 for VAT numbers. Tosap exemption. Imu installment canceled for cinemas, theaters and museums. Twelve billion are “put” on the job, among which another 18 weeks of layoffs stand out. Four months of 100% contribution relief. Non-repayable grants for commercial activities in historic centers. Important measures for companies: 500 million will go to the auto sector. Disability and incapacity pensions increase to 100% from the age of 18. These will rise to over 600 euros for 13 months.

“With the dl August we approved significant measures, allocating a total of 100 billion, a measure with which we protect theoccupation, we support workers and companies, we lighten tax deadlines, we help regions, local authorities and the South “, the premier began Giuseppe Conte. Who then added:“With the Dpcm approved this evening we then agreed on new measures. It will be in force from 10 August to 7 September. There will be an extension until 7 September of the minimum precautionary measures: obligation of masks, spacing of one meter, prohibition of gathering, washing hands frequently “. But let’s start from the beginning.

The redundancy fund and the blocking of layoffs

The companies they will be able to fire only at the end of the Covid fund, extended by 18 weeks, or the 4 months of alternative contribution relief. So if companies use the Cig from 13 July on a continuous basis, they will not be able to lay off until 16 November. Companies that used the Covid cash register in May and June and did not ask for an extension will benefit from the total exemption from social security contributions for a maximum of 4 months: for this period, dismissals are also blocked for them. It will be recognized Naspi for those who sign a collective agreement for the exit. There will also be six months of 100% relief for permanent hiring and three months for temporary hiring of seasonal workers in tourism and bathing establishments.

Support for the automotive sector

Then there are also funds destined for air transport, a sector battered by the crisis. The decree also includes the rule to extend to workers AirItaly the redundancy fund already provided for by the previous measures for other categories and from which the almost 1,500 workers are currently excluded because the company is in liquidation. On the front car the government will put on the plate another 500 million incentives for the purchase of low-carbon vehicles. While 90 million will go to the provision of grants for the installation of infrastructures for charging electric vehicles.

The cashback chapter

On the other hand, the resources destined to support Italian catering are decreasing, which will be able to count on a fund of 400 million which will only be able to access companies that record decreases in turnover and which purchase products from 100% made in Italy supply chains. Instead, the funds allocated for 2021 for the mechanisms are worth 1.5 billion cashback designed to stimulate electronic payments, while coverage has not yet been identified for 2020.

Relief for tourism

Then the chapter tourism. We do not hide the fact that it is one of the most suffering sectors. It is in the dl August ad hoc contribution relief arrives. The exemption from the payment of contributions is extended – for a maximum of 3 months – also to fixed-term hires or seasonal employment contracts in the tourism sectors. In the event of transformation into an indefinite period, the deduction provided for other companies is applied, i.e. a total relief for 6 months up to a maximum of 8 thousand euros per year, re-calculated on a monthly basis.

Relaunch for the South

Finally, the South. The watchword is: raise for the South. To bring out undeclared work and attract foreign investments, including from Italian companies that had relocated. This is a package that concerns 500 thousand companies. A discount of 30% of the social security contributions for all companies operating in the south, from 1 October to 31 December 2020. In subsequent years, subject to authorization by the European Commission, the deduction would be 30% until 2025, 20% until 2027, 10% until 2029 .

Reform of the CSM

The objective of the reform launched today by the Council of Ministers is“unhinge the degeneration of current account rights”, said the Minister of Justice, Alfonso Bonafede, during the press conference.“I am proud of this reform of the CSM, it is a very important reform for the Italian judiciary. In the light of the scandals we have seen, this is an important step to rebuild credibility”.

The number of togates increases: 20. While the lay members will be 10. They are foreseen 19 colleges territorial, with a single-member majority system in double shift with the second shift two days apart.“To avoid partitioning when commissions are formed, we plan to draw. There is a reform of the disciplinary section: effective members will have to devote themselves almost exclusively to that section and will not be able to participate in other commissions such as on nominations”.“For each territorial college we establish a minimum number of candidates and guarantee gender equality. It is fundamental because the Italian judiciary is composed for the most part by women but in the CSM we have a majority of men”.

Then Bonafede added:“We have drawn the line between judiciary is policy. It is not possible to elect in lay members people who hold or have held national or local political roles in the last two years and we expect that for the 4 years following the post in the CSM it is not possible to run for political roles. The magistrate who is elected in politics will no longer be able to return to the judiciary for life. The magistrate who is a candidate but has not been elected cannot exercise the functions of magistrate in the following three years, neither where he applied nor where he exercised, and in the other territories he will not be able to exercise the role of prosecutor or investigating judge “.

Finally he concluded:“A rule is written in black and white: the magistrate who enters politics, once elected, has lost the requisite of impartiality, for this reason the magistrate who is elected will no longer be able to return to the judiciary “.