The Cresme/Research Department of the Chamber of Deputies data confirm the success of the Bonus Furniture: in 2013 the Italians have spent 28 billion Euros and saved more than 226,000 jobs.

Results above expectations for bonuses related to building renovation and energy saving. According to a study Cresme/Research Department of the Chamber of Deputies, in 2013 the Italians have spent over 28 billion euro to "refurbish" their homes with proceeds to the State of € 4.8 billion of VAT. A positive trend that is continuing in the current year, confirmed by the data of the first two months of 2014, which has seen a surge in jobs recovery: € 5.7 billion net of VAT (+54 % compared to the same period the past year).

Positive results were also linked to the restructuring of the Bonus furniture and that, according to the latest data from the Center for Studies Cosmit/FederlegnoArredo, will lead in 2014 to the purchase of furniture for about 900 million euro. As pointed out several times in recent days by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Maurizio Lupi, these bonuses are a key element for the recovery of domestic consumption that, to date, has already guaranteed the recovery of almost two percentage points of GDP.

"In light of these important results we are confident in the enactment of Decree No. 47 on the "urgent measures for the housing crisis, for the construction market and for Expo 2015", under review in these hours at the Senate’s united Commissions for Public Works and Environment," says Roberto Snaidero, President Federlegnoarredo. "As far as the bonus is not treated explicitly in any article of the decree, we believe that the critical issues addressed in it currently appears to be the only valuable opportunity to preserve a measure on which depends the fate of thousands of workers and their families," Snaidero adds.