Friday, 7 November 2014

Exam Fees: Żminijietna urges Government to revise MATSEC prices

Żminijietna – Voice of the Left is highly concerned with the increase announced recently in the Examination fees. This regressive measure will badly affect low income families. This measure will increase social inequality.

Żminijietna said that "it seems that this anti-social measure, for an increase in the examination fees is the direct consequence of the reduction in the tax rate of 35%. Żminijietna had actually predicted that the reduction in taxation would lead to a reduction in the educational funds eligible to run these services".

Żminijietna – Voice of the Left appeals to the Government to revise its policy on MATSEC prices. At the same time Żminijietna insists that the Government should reintroduce the 35% income tax rate, so that public services would remain sustainable.

Press Release 5/11/14

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