ROME May 23 Italy's government plans to cut
labour taxes within a few months, funding the measure by
reducing public spending, Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni
said on Thursday.
"The government plans to in the first 100 days to start
cutting taxes on houses and jobs, funding it with spending cuts
and measures to fight tax evasion," Saccomanni said at a news
conference in Rome.
"This is the programme, we'll see how long we have to carry
it out," Saccomanni said, in a reference to how long Prime
Minister Enrico Letta's fragile left-right coalition might last.
In the longer term, Saccomanni said that in order to achieve
lasting growth Italy needed an ambitious reform agenda including
fighting organised crime, reforming the public administration
and cutting bureaucracy.