Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ed­ward Sci­cluna to present the Bud­get on 17 Oc­to­ber

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Min­is­ter for Fi­nance Ed­ward Sci­cluna will be pre­sent­ing the gov­ern­ment bud­get for the year 2017 on 17 Oc­to­ber.

The theme for this year’s bud­get is ‘Pros­per­ity with So­cial Jus­tice’. This is the sec­ond time that Malta’s bud­get will be pre­sented in Oc­to­ber, in­stead of Novem­ber, which was the norm in pre­vi­ous years. Prof Sci­cluna re­vealed this to PBS fol­low­ing a busi­ness break­fast held yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Pro­fes­sor Sci­cluna had said that ex­pec­ta­tions rose as the econ­omy grew and the gov­ern­ment was fac­ing pres­sure over how to spend its money. The min­is­ter said the gov­ern­ment wants to en­sure a fair dis­tri­bu­tion of wealth. It also wants to re­solve cer­tain is­sues, like pen­sions for port work­ers and Sea Malta em­ploy­ees, once and for all.

By the end of 2015, the gov­ern­ment’s deficit was be­low the EU av­er­age and the gov­ern­ment hopes this re­sult is main­tained through­out the next year.

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