One-time bonus to compensate increasing pricing on products

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Government has announced that as from tomorrow households will receive a one-time additional bonus. A cheque of €35 will be sent to all the families and a €15 cheque will be received by those living alone, including pensioners.

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has announced the details in a press conference during which he explained that this financial measure was promised during the budget speech of last year.

Minister Scicluna explained how from this measure every family will benefit. He explained that this additional bonus will help compensate for a recent increase in the price of certain products.

Cheques will start being distributed to households as from Friday till next Monday.

Finance Minister said that the cheques are financed by the government. He also said that this measure will cost the government €5.3 million.

During the press conference details were given on how many people will benefit from this bonus; over 180,000 households in Malta and Gozo will receive the cheque of which over 128,000 are families and over 52,000 single persons including pensioners living alone including pensioners.