According to Finance Minister Magnus Brunner, a housing and heating subsidy is coming – and it will happen in 2022.
According to Finance Minister Brunner, about half of households in Germany would heat with gas. In almost every federal state, he said that natural gas is the most common form of heating. The situation in Austria is quite different. Here, a total of only 23 percent heat with gas. “And we have big regional differences (note 3% gas heating in Carinthia),” Brunner explains.
The electricity price brake was already introduced for electricity customers, relieving households with high electricity prices massively. This brings circa 500 euros annually, with more than three people in the household even higher relief – the Austrian newspaper “Heute” reported.
“We are now working on a model for the housing and heating allowance and are holding talks with the states and the coalition partner so that we can anchor this allowance in law and get it off the ground,” Finance Minister Brunner added.
Last Friday, Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) promised to expand the housing and heating allowance by €500 million. Finance Minister Magnus Brunner will present a model by the end of the year.
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