MPs back one-off child benefit responding to rising prices

Parents whose annual income last year did not exceed CZK 1 million are set to get a one-off state contribution of CZK 5,000 per child from August. Government legislation to that effect was passed by the Czech lower house under a fast-track procedure on Tuesday evening. The bill is aimed at helping families hit by rising prices.

The move will cost the state around CZK 7.8 billion.

Author: Ian Willoughby