2021 is over, and we have entered the year 2022. The new year brings not only New Year’s resolutions but also many changes in the everyday life of those living in Hungary. In 2022, warranties will change, moving will be easier, and there will be more Hungarian foods in the school canteen.
Changes in 2022
From May 2022, warranty regulations in Hungarian stores will be tightened. There will be no more fake discounts, as all products on sale must show the previous price. In the case of warranties, the previous half year has been increased to 1 year, during which the seller must investigate the defective product.
The price of food in a school canteen may be more expensive.
Under an earlier regulation, at least 60 per cent of food used in public catering had to come from domestic sources. This incurs an additional cost that parents have to pay. The goal is for children to eat better quality, fresh, and healthy food, and it also benefits domestic economy.
Unvaccinated teachers were given a delay until January to get a medical certificate or get vaccinated. They can then be sent on unpaid leave. According to the teachers’ union, 5,000 teachers may be affected by the regulation, writes 24.hu.
Wages in the public sector will increase.
So, the salaries of specialists, doctors, nurses, and social workers will be raised. The amount of pensions will also increase from January. However, GPs are not only given more money but also more responsibilities. In January, all GPs must offer vaccinations against the coronavirus at least one weekend, telex.hu writes.
Changes in everyday life
In 2022, it will be impossible to order medicine.
This is because, according to an amendment to the law introduced in November, the delivery of not only prescription drugs but also any medicine can only be carried out by pharmacy professionals. Previously, it was possible to easily order medicine online using parcel delivery services. This has been a huge help to the elderly, as well as in the fight against the virus.
The Hungarian government is suspending interest on housing.
In this sense, interest rates on mortgages will not rise further. In addition, the amount of the minimum wage will rise to HUF 200,000. Moreover, young people under the age of 25 will be exempt from paying tax. While those under the age of 25 do not have to pay personal income tax, those raising a child are reimbursed the amount of personal income tax.
Of the many changes, it is even more important to point out that moving will be easier from next year. After all, the administration of data changes and the reassigning of utilities will be faster and easier.
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Source: Telex.hu, 24.hu, Daily News Hungary
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