Budapest, January 11 (MTI) – Nearly four fifth of the population supports the government’s newly-introduced housing subsidies, according to a survey by Szazadveg, the pollster said on Monday.

Fully 94 percent of respondents had heard about the government’s programme and 79 percent said they supported it. Three-quarters of respondents agreed with the plans regardless of their political affiliations and there was broad support measured across all social and income groups, Szazadveg said. Some 17 percent of those polled said they were against the programme, it added.

Under the programme announced late December last year, the government offers a home-buying grant of 10 million forints (EUR 32,000) to couples who already have or agree to have three children within the next ten years and smaller amounts for two or one child. In addition, three-child families can receive a loan of 10 million forints for 25 years at 3 percent interest, and value added tax (VAT) can be reclaimed on spending of up to 5 million forints on home building.


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