The Popular Party in the Cabildo presents a motion to the next Plenary Commission of the Presidency in which it proposes that the Cabildo lead the process so that Canarian companies can recover the IGIC “trapped in a contest.
Águeda Fumero explains that the PP will defend that the State Government be urged to take this into consideration, “as a tool to support companies in the Canary Islands, which in this matter are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of Spain.”
The popular councilor cites Thomas Cook, whose bankruptcy “left many Canarian companies with the IGIC paid on invoices that they never received from the tour operator.” Jurisprudence of 2020 allowed peninsular and Balearic firms to recover VAT from invoices that they could not collect, but this was not the case in the Canary Islands, since it is not applicable to the IGIC
After more than two years since the bankruptcy of the British tour operator, Canarian companies continue to drag this problem, which translates into about 5 million euros, while VAT is already being refunded to those in the tourism sector in the rest of Spain corresponding to unpaid bills after bankruptcy.
The PP also announces that it demands information on the first conclusions of the Insular Mobility Plan of the Cabildo. The popular spokesman, Manuel Fernández, values: “It is necessary to speed up the deadlines to have this tool, since while the members of the government are in their offices, the people of Tenerife leave their lives in the queues.”
The Cabildo announced that at the end of January it would reveal the first conclusions of the Plan, but “it was left with another empty announcement, since they have not made any data public,” says Fernández.
The counselor recalls that “since the last mandate, the Popular Party has put on the table the urgent need for the Island to have a Mobility Plan”. And he adds: “We presented different initiatives that were systematically rejected by the parties that were part of the government at the time, PSOE and CC.”