Tueni: Passing the Wage Scale Depends on Revenues
State Minister for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni said on Friday that the approval of the longtime thorny wage scale for the public sector would be an achievement for the new term of President Michel Aoun, but stressed that its ratification is linked to finding the needed revenues to cover its expenses.
“Endorsing the wage scale is an achievement for (President's) mandate and for Lebanon, but the matter is linked to finding the revenues to cover it. It is being discussed in cabinet,” Tueni told VDL (93.3).
Referring to the government sessions dedicated to discussing the state's annual budget, amid reports that additional taxes could be imposed to cover it he said: “the cabinet's endeavors are not to tamper with limited income and middle class individuals to cover the required public budget revenues.
“Increments will majorly affect large companies and depositors,” he added.