“The government intervenes by reducing VAT to 4% and hitting those who speculate” – Targatocn.it

“The government intervenes by reducing VAT to 4% and hitting those who speculate” – Targatocn.it
“The government intervenes by reducing VAT to 4% and hitting those who speculate” – Targatocn.it
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Many are preparing to spend the winter in the cold. The crazy price increases for electricity and gas frighten and bring families and businesses to their knees, but those who thought they could save themselves by resorting to the use of pellets for heating had a nasty surprise.

At the moment, in Granda, those who have tried to stock up find 15 kg bags of pellets which, until 2021, purchased in the pre-season period, were around 4.35 euros per bag, now they find nothing less than 10 euros. A madness if you think that, even after the season started, last year, you could still buy between 4.60 and 5 euros.

“In May, the company where I bought the stove contacted me for the usual order for a pre-season pallet – explains a lady who uses pellets to heat the entire apartment – from around 300 euros in 2021 for 66 bags the cost had already risen to 440. It seemed expensive, now the price is crazy. So I decided not to use the stove for this year, I’ll go back to turning on the radiators trying to open the valves only in the rooms I use most, leaving the others off. “

Prices nearly tripled within a year.

“On the cost of pellets – he claims Marco Bussonenational president Uncem -. Two interventions by the Government and the Mise are needed. The first to reduce VAT to 4%, an intervention already proposed by various parties. It is decisive to support those who use this fuel which in Italy we do not produce, except in residual form, not having sawmills and therefore mechanical processing waste of the wood to be ‘recompiled’ into small briquettes. And then we need immediate price monitoring. Consumer associations have started it, but it has to be done by the Ministry of Economic Development. Because we are probably witnessing strong speculation that brings the cost of a 15 kilogram bag up to 15 euros, when it was 4 euros two years ago. It is not sustainable and acceptable. If any speculation exists, Uncem believes it should be punished “.

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