The government presents reform proposals

Encouragement for employment

Other aspects included lower ‘unemployment benefit’ rates for graduates and the introduction of mandatory 37-hour weekly ‘activation’ for certain ready-to-work ‘cash benefit’ benefit recipients.

“For too many years, we have done many a disservice by not making demands on them,” said PM Mette Frederiksen.

“We want to push for a new work logic that conveys that you have a duty to contribute and be useful, and if you cannot find work, then you must work for your benefits. If you do not show up in the morning, you will not get your benefits. ”

The government hopes that the initiatives will push a further 10,500 people into the labor market by 2030, a goal that will also be achieved by launching a new ‘unemployment benefit’ model that would have the unemployed allocated a high rate, which would then fall over time to encourage more people to find work.

More work for SU recipients

At the SU benefits arena, the government will increase the amount that students can earn while at SU to encourage more people to work while studying.

Frederiksen emphasized that the Danish economy was doing exceptionally well, especially in light of the pandemic, but things can still get better.

The government also wants to invest DKK 4.5 billion every year in green investments – DKK 1 billion for research and development in business, DKK 1 billion for resources aimed at achieving the climate goal in 2030 and DKK 2.5 billion for education.

As the proposal is called ‘Denmark can do more 1’, it can be safely assumed that similar proposals will appear in the future.

Now the government will have to negotiate with the rest of the parties in parliament to reach agreement on its proposal.

Source: The Nordic Page


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