Temporary measures extended

The Ministry of National Economy and Finance put a bill up for public consultation on Friday that provides for the extension of various measures aimed at alleviating the effects of price hikes and inflation.

The bill provides for an extension for next year, too, of the ceiling imposed on the rents of professional leases. Also extended, due to the continuation of inflationary pressures, are the Household Basket and the ceiling on the gross profit margin for basic items, both until June 30, 2024. At the same time, even more flexibility is provided to the operation of retail stores on Sundays.

In particular, Article 50 of the bill provides that owners of commercial real estate that is leased out to businesses can raise the rent on that property by a maximum of 3% from January 1, 2024 until December 31, 2024. It is recalled that a similar ceiling was applied this year as...

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