Breaking News —
The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has confirmed that next week the Executive will approve the Minimum Vital Income in the Council of Ministers, an announcement that the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, had already advanced on Monday.
“It is a historic measure so that no one is left behind,” said the President of the Executive this Saturday during his public appearance from La Moncloa. Sánchez has explained that “It will be a regular, permanent benefit, which already exists in other European countries, to reduce the poverty rate”.
The Government anticipates that the Minimum Vital Income reaches some 800,000 Spanish homes, half with minors in their care, who are in severe poverty. According to the president, aid will reach “four out of five people” in this vulnerable situation.
The amount of the Minimum Vital Income, as highlighted by the leader of the Executive, will depend on the number of members of each household and will begin to be collected next June. The cost of this measure for public coffers has been estimated at around 3,000 million euros.
For the Prime Minister, “it is vital to curb and reduce poverty, especially child poverty”. “The government is not going to look the other way while our compatriots line up to eat,” he sentenced.