The Alicante Provincial Council will provide 14.7 million euros to the hospitality aid plan and other sectors affected by the covid that have been launched by the Generalitat Valenciana, the provincial councils and city councils of the Community. In this way, the Alicante institution It will finance 22.5% of the subsidies corresponding to each beneficiary municipality.
The president of the Provincial Council, Carlos Mazón, has signed this morning the decree of adhesion to Plan Resistir that, as you have pointed out, It must be accompanied by tax exemptions for the self-employed and companies. “Despite the economic effort that the administrations involved are making, direct aid will be insufficient to meet the needs of the thousands of companies that are being affected by the crisis if the central government does not approve a reduction in the tax burden on these groups “, Has returned to claim Mazón, who has demanded the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig,”that it be presented to Pedro Sánchez to approve the reduction of the quotas for the self-employed and the maximum tax burden given the situation we have ”.
In the opinion of the Alicante leader, The exclusion of companies with more than ten workers from this aid package is also not justified. “With these criteria imposed by the Generalitat, practically all the hotels in our province are outside the plan, as well as many restaurants, shops and businesses that, due to their characteristics, have more extensive staff,” he denounced.
In addition to the 14.7 million euros that the Alicante Provincial Council will make available to the hotel industry and other sectors such as leisure, culture and travel agencies through the Resistir Plan, the institution will also enable a game of nine million euros through the Department of Economic Development to help the self-employed, SMEs, micro-SMEs and professionals in the province to alleviate the economic losses derived from the crisis.
Although initially this amount was estimated at six million euros – the same as in 2020-, the provincial government team has decided to increase it to nine million due to the successive closures and restrictions that the health situation is causing with the consequent losses for businesses .
The subsidies, which will reach all municipalities following population criteria, will be processed through the municipalities, paying special attention to the sectors most affected and taking into account aspects such as the increase in fixed costs such as the insurance, self-employed fees or energy rates.
Likewise, the provincial institution, as recalled by the president, will collaborate with the municipalities in the reactivation of the productive sectors of their municipalities thanks to the Plan + Cerca that will be launched in 2021 and which includes more than 30 million euros.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.