This Thursday, the Walloon government validated an increase in the premium on the audit carried out for the renovation work in his home. Many Walloons would have preferred that the increased aid from the Region relate to the work itself – more expensive – and not to the audit, especially since Flanders has just revised its bonus system upwards to encourage energy savings. On the side of the office of the Walloon Minister of Energy, Philippe Henry, we are told that such a general increase is not in order. We remember that recently, Minister Henry had not been followed by the government on his idea of a financial boost to help Walloons pay their energy bills. Too expensive in the current state of finances.
It is true that after two years of Covid and the floods of last summer, we have known better as a financial situation. Should we fear the worst, when North-South transfers will start to decrease from 2024? We asked the economist Bruno Colmant the question… and he is far from optimistic.
→ In the cabinet of Philippe Henry, we assure that this decision is not linked to financial questions: an analysis to be found here for 1 euro without obligation