“Denmark can do more 1” is the name of it, and with changes in unemployment benefit rates, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) and her ministers aim, among other things, to increase the labor supply.
According to Ritzau’s information, a main point in the proposal is that newly educated Danes under the age of 30 without a job must have less in unemployment benefits. On the other hand, people who have been in work for a number of years and become unemployed must have more.
If you have children or are over 30 years old, you are entitled to DKK 15,844, and this will not be tampered with.
The Liberal Party, which itself has proposed cutting the graduation rate, is particularly pleased with that part.
– I think you have to look at the entire education system as a whole, and thus also the opportunities you have as a graduate. You get a free education in Denmark, you get SU during education, and you can take out a loan, says finance spokesman Troels Lund Poulsen (V).
– Then I also think it is fair to look at how high a unemployment benefit rate you should have when you are unemployed, he says and adds that it is especially important in a time of labor shortage.
The Danish Students’ Union’s Council is different. Mike Guldbergsen, front person for the council, believes that the government is “turning its back on young people” with the proposal to cut unemployment benefits for new graduates.
– It is based on a myth that the unemployment benefit rate is so high that young people do not bother to take a job because it can not pay off. But that is not the reality we hear. The challenge is that it is extremely difficult to enter the labor market in many sectors, he says.
As the benefit is today, new graduates without a job who are not breadwinners can receive DKK 13,815 in unemployment benefits. According to Ritzau, the government will lower the rate to 9500.
At Dansk Erhverv, director Brian Mikkelsen says that the organization is ready to support everything that moves in the direction of more labor.
– There is an abnormally high unemployment rate when you have just finished your education, and therefore a change in the graduate rate is a good tool to get more people into jobs, says Brian Mikkelsen.
According to Ritzau’s information, the government is also planning to raise the tax on share gains.
Specifically, there are plans to raise the tax on gains over DKK 56,500 to 45 percent from 42 percent.
The proposal also includes a proposal for a 37-hour activation obligation per week for job-ready cash benefit recipients, writes TV2.
Source: The Nordic Page