14 NOVEMBER 2001
With budget day drawing near, both Alternattiva Demokratika and the GWU have presented their own budget proposals.
AD is making 20 proposals which "promote sustainable development
aimed at strengthening social justice in our country." The proposals
include increasing the tax-free income tax ceiling both for single persons
and for couples; penalising economic activities which lead to pollution;
removing VAT from environment friendly items; placing a land speculation
tax on vacant property owners; increasing funds to aid farmers; establishing
a pension fund; increasing government-run shelters for victims of domestic
violence; subsidised or free respite care services for the parents of
disabled persons and the provision of an emergency package to enhance
Malta as a safe destination for tourists.
This years budget will be presented to the public on 21 November