Majority of Czechs would welcome windfall tax on banks

The vast majority of Czechs would be in favour of introducing a windfall tax on banks, according to the outcome of a poll conducted by the Kantar agency. Altogether 70 % of respondents said they would support the introduction of a sectoral tax, while only a quarter of respondents were against. Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said the coalition parties are discussing the possibility, but he himself is not in favour of such a move since in the end the burden of the tax would inevitably fall on clients. The proposal for such a tax to be introduced came from the Mayors and Independents and the Christian Democrats.