The Generalitat has decided to decree the total closure of the hotel business given the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic in the Valencian Community, as confirmed by sources from the Presidency. Due, Valencian hoteliers demand the suspension of payment of taxes they have to carry.
The 'president' of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, will appear to explain the new anti-Covid measures after the meeting of the interdepartmental commission for the prevention and updating of Covid-19 that was held this morning to analyze the latest data and Study the possibility of applying new measures, according to sources from the Presidency.
Among the new restrictions, figure the closure of the hotel business, which until now was open until 5:00 p.m.
SUSPENSION OF TAX PAYMENT
As a consequence of these new restrictions, the Valencian hospitality industry calls for an urgent action plan of rescue to the sector, which includes the suspension of the payment of taxes: personal income tax, VAT and Social Security contributions.
The president of SOS Hostelería, Fidel Molina, has defended that this measure is necessary until the end of the pandemic and until economic activity does not return to normal. In this sense, it has demanded the suspension of all municipal taxes and fees in 2021.
In addition, it explains that the ICO and the Institut Valencià de Finances should take charge of the payment of the bills that the maintenance of the premises entails, such as electricity, water or gas, since more than 50% are taxes accrued by the administration itself.
In addition, Molina send a message to the president of the Generalitat and asks him to "show off his privileged relationship" with the president of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, and that activate economic measures to help the hospitality industry and "do not leave 115,000 workers in the lurch."
CESE OF SIMÓN
Hospitality of Spain has demanded a rectification or the immediate cessation of the director of the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, before his "criminalization" of bars.
In this way the hoteliers spoke after Simón affirmed yesterday that the measure that has had the greatest impact in controlling the transmission of Covid-19 has been to close the bars.
"I know it's not popular, but the measure that has had the biggest impact right now on broadcast control It has been the closing of the bars"said the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies.
This statement, according to Hostelería de España, is not only "completely false" as shown by the data of the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities, but it also shows a "absolute lack of responsibility", by not taking into account the "strong" impact that they can have on a motor sector of the national economy, which before the pandemic contributed 6.2% of GDP and employed 1.7 million people, the fourth being in job creation.
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