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The session yesterday of the business summit of the CEOE together the major businesses and employers in the sectors of infrastructure, construction and services. The messages that were left on the table were very clear. As the temporary reduction in taxes that was proposed by the chairman of Ferrovial, Rafael del Pino, in addition to saying that “we urgently need a recovery plan based in the creation of stable employment”.
In similar terms was expressed Manuel Manrique, president of Sacyr , who fears that there is a “fiscal adjustment deposit”. Both stressed that the public-private partnership will be critical to the infrastructure sector. He added that “we must make attractive to foreign investment because in the world there are vast amounts of liquidity that are looking for sustainable projects”. Therefore, there is a “provide legal security, certainty and a reasonable return” . The objectives were, according to Manrique, encourage private initiative, lead the change on climate and attract foreign investment”.
The largest criticism of the Government came from the president of grupo Eulen, María José Alvarez, said, on the model of minimum income vital recently approved, that “there is that to balance the aid to the most disadvantaged with incentives to find work”. He also stated that many enterprises in the services sector “you can’t take on the climbs of the last year , and of this the minimum wage (SMI), and that” now is not the time for tax increases, both on the personal level as a business”.
The president of Eulen had begun his speech by asserting that “there is that fear, but with respect.” After recalling that during the pandemic has shown again the distrust of the entrepreneurs, he encouraged all to “get out of the jam current” . To do this, asked for the Delivery to the Public is not to delay payments to suppliers, as well as “regulatory stability” versus the “legal uncertainty in which we live”.
The president of Randstad, Rodrigo Martín, advocated in his speech by extend the ERTE “are not setting dates, but as they recovered the activity of the enterprise” . He criticized the increases in labour costs in these times of crisis and asked for more tools, flexibility in the companies “for the FATE not arising in ERE”.
The economy has “galling”
The president of Adecco Spain, Enrique Sánchez, said that “ the prosperity of business will involve a prosperity in the employment ; everything else you say is nonsense”. After emphasizing that the engine of the Spanish economy “has seized” and is “off”, has proposed to return to the “on” not to touch the taxation in times of recession, “even reduce the tax burden to businesses and workers” . Also, the emergence of the underground economy, and requested that the adjustments “are all, not only from the private sector”.
Enrique Sanchez considered that there is legal uncertainty and that is not the time to reform the labour market. Believe that there is that accelerate the recovery measures in Spain, “just as do Italy”, and found that there are measures to reduce the rates of unemployment, temporary employment and young people without a job, and vocational training.
The president of Food Services in Spain, Antonio Llorens, also requested the extension of ERTE “not only until the end of the year, but until the sector of the restoration to reach its full normality.” He stressed that the turnover of the same has fallen by between 30% and 80% , and reached 1500 million euros this year.
Juan Lazcano, president of the CNC (National Confederation of Construction) recalled that “in the previous crisis, our companies were able to go outside, something that now can not do”. Considered adequate, “but” insufficient, support from the ICO and the ERTE. Among the measures for the recovery, the rehabilitation of buildings, which in four years could generate more than 800,000 jobs. She also asked for a reduction in VAT, property TAX and tax breaks.
The ceo of Merlin Properties, Ismael Clemente, defended the regime of the socimi. He recalled that these companies attracted foreign investment in the worst moments of our economy, and that “to change now the rules would hurt our reputation”. In addition, he called for greater time flexibility for shopping centres “so that they can compete in equality of conditions with the trade online”.
Juan Antonio Gómez-Pintado, president of the Association of Promoters and Builders of Spain (Apce), asked “a commitment of State guarantee” for banks to make mortgage loans for the 95% of the home value, instead of the 75% current”.For his part, the president of Aena, Maurici Lucena, announced rebates on the landing fees to encourage flights.