The women's option is extended by one year, but it will no longer be for everyone: on the contrary, it will only be for a few female workers.
The strong squeeze comes with the latest draft of the maneuver which restricts the measure to the most disadvantaged, with an increase in age to 60, which can be reduced based on the number of children.
And while the budget law is still awaited in Parliament, the cross-section of coverage is beginning to emerge, with the most substantial resources arriving from the restyling of extra profits, but also from savings on pensions.
And it is precisely on the coverage that the oppositions are raising doubts, fearing new cuts and tax increases.
The latest draft of the manoeuvre, 156 articles divided into 16 chapters, much richer than the previous ones (with illustrative and technical reports), but still not definitive, contains the controversial rule on the Women's Option.
After the initial change, which linked age to the number of children and the subsequent braking with the hypothesis of returning to the original version, it now appears in a very reduced version compared to the current system (early pension with at least 35 years of contributions 58 years for employees and 59 for self-employed).
The pension advance remains but selecting the beneficiaries from three categories of women: caregiver, ie who assist a spouse or relative with a disability;
with civil disability greater than or equal to 74%;
dismissed or employees of companies with an open crisis table.
To this is added the
raising the leaving age to 60, which is linked to the number of children: it can be reduced by one year for each child, up to a maximum of two (only for redundant women or employees of companies in crisis the reduction to 58 years is regardless of children).
A double pole which thus limits the audience to 2,900 releases in 2023 for an expense of 20.8 million (compared to 110 in the current version).
The expected rule on extra profits also arrives with the latest draft: the tax, which changes its name to "solidarity contribution", rises to 50% for 7 thousand companies, with an estimated collection of 2.56 billion.
The raising of the flat tax threshold from 65,000 euros to 85,000 euros was then confirmed, but for the increase - it is specified - the EU's approval is still lacking (the request for a derogation, presented on 4 November "is currently being examined by the competent European authorities").
A Fund for the fight against soil consumption, financed with 160 million over 5 years, is appearing - as timely as ever.
Then the system charges that weigh on the electricity bill change, from which the costs for the dismantling of nuclear power come out, in line with the objectives of the Pnrr.
Furthermore, a billion is foreseen for the public sector to be allocated,
And if on the one hand the Meloni government dismisses InvestItalia, the control room at Palazzo Chigi on public and private investments created by the Conte I government, on the other it starts a mini-spending on wiretapping and prisons: from 2023, the costs of justice for interceptions and communications are reduced by 1.57 million a year.
Cuts against which Senator Ilaria Cucchi (Verdi-Left) lashes out, recalling the daily chronicles of suicides in prisons.
Hedging details also reveal substantial savings from cuts on pension revaluations.
The mechanism for 'bands' will guarantee 2.1 billion in savings in 2023 net of tax effects.
A very large cut, compared to what is actually the expenditure (just under a billion) for the planned social security measures: between an increase in minimum pensions (210 million), Quota 103 (571 million), extension of the Ape social media (134 million), 'bonus Maroni' (13.8 million) and women's option.
However, there are still some doubts about the coverage.
"Reading the final text of the budget law, I fear we will have nasty surprises on coverage, which are currently still a big question mark", observes Ettore Rosato di Iv, highlighting the risk of "