Latvia - Forming government plans to increase minimum wage - January 31, 2019

In an initial declaration that will now be discussed with the social partners, the forming government has put forward its priorities. One of the priorities is the strengthening of the national economy. Part of the plan to strengthen the economy are an increase in the minimum wage and reforms in the tax system. The forming government wants to establish a transparent tax policy that includes a further transition of the tax burden from labour taxes to indirect taxes and pushing non-taxable minimum closer to the minimum wage.

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