To alleviate the effects of the current context of crisis, CC raises the need to reorganize the budget of the Cabildo through 11 economic measureswhose impact the nationalists estimate in €68,118,000. Among them, the suspension of 2 cents of fuel tax stands out, the reduction of the IGIC for basic necessities and the 10% reduction in the bus rate, as well as the salary freeze for senior positions and management personnel of the Corporation insular.
CC defends that the Cabildo «is a powerful and capable Administration. It is the government of Tenerife». For this reason, the group led by Carlos Alonso maintains that “it must provide solutions that contribute to providing broad and effective responses.” In this framework, “it is possible and should” be reorganized the budget “to help alleviate the economic and financial burden of companies and families on the Island.” Coalition recalls that this crisis reaches the Island with a high level of poverty, a significant unemployment rate and sectors and companies greatly reduced by the crisis that began in 2020.
The temporary suspension of the tax levy on the consumption of automotive gasoline and diesel, set at 2 cents per liter, “would help reduce the cost of fuel on the Island and would mean a transfer of economic capacity to consumers and companies of 10 millions”. The same amount would affect users if the reduction of at least 10% of public transport fares is applied, which “may be greater for groups favored by specific transport policies such as young people, the unemployed, the elderly and the disabled.” ».
The nationalists understand that “it can and should” reorganize the insular budget
But what would benefit the citizen the most -CC calculates that 25 million- would be to agree with the Cabildos, as co-holders of the tax, and the Fecamthrough the Financial Commission of the Fecai, “a proposal to the Government of the Canary Islands” for “the reduction of the tax rates of the IGIC». It would be applied to the most necessary products, depending on their essential nature or their importance for the supply chain of the most vulnerable sectors, “establishing a system of tax checks in favor of taxpayers, SMEs and the self-employed” , which takes into account the economic situation of the beneficiary.
The nationalists in the Cabildo promote, through a motion, reducing the prices of public services in culture or sports, as well as suspending or discounting the regulatory ordinance that has experienced a price increase and that affects small and medium-sized companies.
CC asks to expand transfers to vulnerable groups in terms of social action, employment and housing by improving its application system, through emergency measures or collaborating bodies, such as the Chamber of Commerce, which can help speed up the distribution of these “necessary aid” .
This chapter would have a positive impact of five million, the same amount claimed as a specific item for the purchase of existing housing for rent in agreement with Visocan, within a 2022-2024 multi-year program of 20 million euros.
Canarian Coalition values that as a “powerful and capable” Administration, the Cabildo must provide solutions
In the package of measures promoted by the Canarian Coalition in the Cabildo, it is proposed to increase the amount of scholarships for study, “given the increase in costs that the school population is suffering.” In this case, the amount amounts to two million euros, one less than “a package of measures” that protects the purchasing power of the lowest salaries (with the annual gross salary threshold of 18,000 euros) of the Corporation’s employees and of its dependent entities.
Increase subsidies to compensate for the increase in costs of the primary, transport and industrial production sectors, strongly affected by the breakdown of logistics chains, the increase in the cost of fuel and the price of inputs (their impact would be 4 million) and Freezing this year the salaries of senior officials and management personnel of the Island Council (generates savings of 68,000 euros) complete the chain of measures proposed by CC «to alleviate the post covid economic crisis».