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  8/7/2011, Av 7, 5771

Cost of Living Committee Members to be Named Sunday


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday will publish the names of members of a committee being formed to deal with the high cost of living in Israel. The committee is expected to consist of government ministers, economic experts, and representatives of groups protesting for a more affordable cost of living.

The committee will meet throughout August and release its report in September. The report is expected to include recommendations on lowering indirect taxes and increasing taxes on the wealthy, ways of increasing competition and breaking cartels, and methods of making housing and education more affordable.