Karácsony: ‘Every Member of Budapest Family’ to Receive One-Off HUF 200,000 Utility Bill Subsidy


“Every member of the Budapest family” will receive a one-off remuneration of gross 200,000 forints (EUR 743) to help them pay their utility bills, Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, said on Friday.

Karácsony told a press conference that the Budapest leadership’s consultation with city council-run companies, institutions and unions had yielded an agreement that will see the one-off payment granted to rubbish collectors expanded to “every employee of the Budapest family”. The utility bill subsidy will be paid out to the employees of all Budapest-run companies and institutions with the exception of their leaders, he added.


Karácsony said that the city had a duty to help its employees in difficult times if it wanted public services to run smoothly.
Deputy mayor Ambrus Kiss said the city-run companies and institutions employ around 25,000-26,000 people, adding that the one-off payment will cost the city 5.5 billion forints.





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