Lawn mower principle

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The lawnmower principle is a procedure for reducing subsidies, in which subsidies are reduced by a fixed amount or a fixed percentage, without any further examination of whether there is still a need for subsidies.

The method has the advantage that, similar to the greyhound and the watering can principle , it makes detailed examination and weighting of each individual case superfluous. However, this leads to the fact that, especially in the case of extremely tightly calculated subsidy recipients, the actually funded task can no longer be fulfilled, so that the reduction according to the lawnmower principle in many cases equates to the discontinuation of a measure.

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