Monday, October 25

The CEV asks the Ombudsman for protection against the Wealth Tax

The meeting of the CEV yesterday, which was held in person and online.

The meeting of the CEV yesterday, which was held in person and online.

Like the president of the Generalitat, the businessmen of the Valencian Community also want to harmonize the Wealth Tax, but downwards. In other words, they want it to be abolished, as is already the case de facto in Madrid, considering that it is a “confiscatory” tax and, therefore, in their opinion, illegal. Thus, the executive committee and the board of directors of the regional employers CEV They agreed yesterday to request the Ombudsman to file an unconstitutionality appeal against this tax, which the Botànic parties have just raised for next year, taking advantage of the Budget Accompaniment Law, by reducing the exempt minimum to 500,000 euros.

The businessmen had already publicly shown their dissatisfaction with this change, but now they are going further and have decided to go on the offensive to demand, directly, the total abolition of it. From the employer, they point out that it is “a tax outdated in time and unique in its way at European level”, but, above all, they insist that the tax sometimes exceeds the profitability of the assets on which it is applied Therefore, it is “confiscatory and, therefore, of doubtful constitutionality”, in view of which they ask the Ombudsman for protection.

The employer rejects the introduction of a four-day shift and considers it an “unreal” proposal

In this way, they position themselves directly against the postulates of the head of the Consell, Ximo Puig, who has repeatedly denounced publicly the “fiscal dumping” which, in his opinion, implies the decision of the regional government of Madrid to discount it to 100% -which has caused a flight of wealthy taxpayers to the state capital- and demands implement a common minimum rate for all of Spain.

minimum salary

But the Wealth Tax is not the only issue that worries Valencian employers. The CEV yesterday showed its rejection of a possible increase in the minimum interprofessional wage and a reduction of the working day to 32 hours. Employers consider that, although the issue should be debated within the framework of social dialogue, “this is not the time to propose an increase in the minimum wage that in all probability would affect the sectors most affected by the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic, such as the sector agrarian, hospitality or commerce ». In addition, they remember that, in the last two years, it has already risen from 736 to 950 euros.

Likewise, they point out that the circumstances do not exist to implement a four-day working day, as proposed by Podemos or Compromís. Moreover, they ensure that, with a fabric made up mainly of SMEs and micro-SMEs, as is the case in the Community, these proposals are “unrealistic for the vast majority of companies in terms of productivity and labor costs.”

In the same way, they also charge against the VAT increase on sugary drinks, which will go from paying 10% to 21%. An increase that, they claim, will have a negative impact on the agri-food sector.

On the other hand, the president of the CEV reported the ruling of the Supreme Court that has declared the inadmissibility of the appeal that the workers of the former autonomous employer, Cierval, had presented to demand that the organization take charge of their compensation.

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