The "Budget" will be announced next month. Will the government continue the practice of the past two years and distribute consumer coupons for the third time?
Financial Secretary Chen Maobo said that no final decision has been made. He also said that "consumer coupons are relatively expensive, so we should be careful in using them." He pointed out that he heard many different voices, with opinions on whether to send them or not, and admitted that "there are more people on the one hand." , the government mainly considers the economic situation, the government's financial burden, as well as the administrative complexity and cost involved in the plan, and how quickly it can flow into the market.
In the past two years, no matter which industry was miserable, the economic situation is better now
Chen Maobo said that there are opinions in various aspects, except whether to send again and how to send people have been mentioned, but it is still in the stage of listening to opinions and has not yet finalized.
In the past two years, the government has distributed vouchers of 5,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan. Chen Maobo said that no matter which industry was in trouble at that time, so the distribution of consumer vouchers, no matter which industry the citizens use, can generally benefit everyone.
As for now, the economic situation has improved a bit, but indeed there are still a group of citizens in society who are under greater pressure.
Three years since the outbreak, the government has successively injected RMB 250.9 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund. Many industries still hope for government assistance. Chen Ze said that resources are limited: "It seems that the way in the past may not be the most suitable today...We are still consulting , and see what is the best way."
At present, all major sections of the Legislative Council support the government to issue consumer vouchers, including the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, the Economic and Democratic Federation, the Federation of Trade Unions, the Liberal Party, and the G19 Alliance; while the New Democratic Party expresses its opposition, worrying that the government will continue to distribute consumer coupons after years of budget deficits. Bonds will lead to Hong Kong being downgraded by international rating agencies.
Consumer vouchers︱Chen Maobo said that the decision is not yet finalized: large expenses must be carefully adopted and listen to opinions, including how to distribute consumer vouchers｜Scholars advocate 2 to 3,000 yuan for the whole people, and 5,000 to 10,000 yuan for the grassroots plus gaming tax. Ratings should no longer be distributed. Advocate to subsidize snow essence and snow eggs. Give birth to a pie of $20,000. The DAB promotes another 5,000 yuan consumption vouchers. Free travel should be opened in an orderly manner to prevent chaos. Wealth in exchange for big fortune" Scholars: If the school is stopped, the economy may shrink Go to the right bag, Huang Guochang, and then distribute consumer vouchers: it is more stimulating than tax rebates to stimulate the economy. It is time for nucleic acid and quotas to be completely withdrawn