On September 5, an extraordinary meeting of the Portuguese Council of Ministers was held at the National Palace of Justice in Lisbon, during which a package of measures for 2.4 billion was adopted. These measures will support Portuguese residents affected by the crisis caused by inflation.
According to the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, the measures adopted relate to benefits, public transport, pensions, rents, and energy.
One of the announced measures is the reduction of VAT from 13% to 6% on the electricity supply until December 2023. And by the end of 2022, carbon and fuel tax increases will be suspended.
According to the Ministry of Finance forecasts, this will entail a reduction of 16 euros per tank of diesel and 14 euros per tank of gasoline (volume of 50 liters).