Plaza de España, en Sevilla

• Among them, it requires the cancellation of the counter labor reform, to guarantee the competitiveness of companies and the self-employed, the reduction in half of the Corporation Tax and reductions in contributions to Social Security to the affected companies

The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a non-law proposal in which it proposes to the Government a Plan with 22 priority measures to support the tourism sector to face the economic and social impact of the coronavirus, including the establishment of a single action protocol for all kinds of destinations,

offer sanitary hygiene security guarantees; the cancellation of the counter labor reform, to guarantee the competitiveness of companies and the self-employed; the halving of Corporation Tax and reductions in Social Security contributions to affected companies.

In the explanatory memorandum of the initiative, the Popular Group notes that all those who make up the tourism sector have been warning from the outset about the serious damage that the Spanish economic and business system is suffering as a result of the decisions taken by the Government , because "the truth is that no courageous measures have been taken to protect companies, as has been done in other European countries".

It is added that the objective of the proposal is that the Government does not make wrong strategic decisions, because the challenge it has now is to consolidate the position
privileged of the Spanish tourist sector. For this, the following measures are proposed:

  1. Implement resources for the adaptation of establishments and destinations, for the acquisition of material and equipment for disinfection and sanitary prevention of companies and elements of the urban scene of cities.

  2. Prepare a single protocol of action for all types of tourist destinations (beaches, museums, airports, etc.), which offer guarantees of sanitary hygiene for tourists, workers and entrepreneurs, and citizens of all destinations.

  3. Promote from Spain a European “COVID Free” certification that accredits those public infrastructures, museums, tourist accommodation companies, hotels, agencies, transport, commerce, amusement parks, golf courses, tourist services, etc., which certifies that the They comply with the protocols for hygiene and sanitary security measures approved by the competent authorities.

  4. Streamline as much as possible all the aid that is put in place, and simplify as much as possible the procedure for granting it, with the maximum of guarantees. Decree the "character and processing of urgency" for all administrative processes, such as contracting, subsidies, etc. , scheduled for 2020.

  5. Flexibility of the Expenditure Rule and other rules contained in the Organic Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability to allow all
    Municipalities may have 100% of the surplus generated in 2019 to implement those services, aid and extraordinary measures that allow them to act against the negative health, social and economic effects derived from the COVID19 pandemic, provided they do not involve structural expenses.

  6. Reduce the state fees derived from beach occupations that each City Council must face, associated with the use of the same according to the Law of the Coasts, to have additional resources, as well as to make flexible the administrative concessions of occupation of the space terrestrial maritime public.

  7. Suspend the collection by the State of any type of fee for administrative concessions and the Terrestrial Maritime Public Domain.

  8. Cancel any government proposal to increase the tax burden or create new rates or taxes on air transportation and, alternatively, approve a special plan aimed at promoting a reduction of the same to promote air connectivity of our destinations .

  9. Halve the Corporate Tax to the sectors affected by the crisis, specifically tourism.

  10. Extend the flat rate for self-employed workers to 12 more months, reducing it to the initial € 50 and lower other modules in the most affected sectors.

  11. Cancel the counter-labor reform to guarantee the flexibility and competitiveness of companies and the self-employed.

  12. Defer payment of Social Security contributions, lower those of affected companies, and cancel all the proposed increase on the minimum and maximum bases.

  13. Significantly expand the endowment of the ICO credit line of 400 million euros, providing temporary guarantees that facilitate access for companies.

  14. Promote specific measures to position the offer of inland tourism, nature tourism, gastronomic tourism, rural tourism, active tourism.

  15. Design a specific 12-month plan that contains exemption, rebate and deferral measures for all types of taxes and payments on account during that protection period. This plan must contemplate all the taxes and tributes so much state as autonomic and local.

  16. Expand RD 8/2020 regarding measures adopted in the matter of temporary suspension of contracts and temporary reduction of working hours (ERTEs) so that it is applicable to supplier companies with direct interdependence with the hospitality industry.

  17. Establish mechanisms for international governmental cooperation and, especially, within the European Union to claim the pending charges for
    services invoiced before the declaration of the state of alarm in Spain, to foreign companies (tour operators, OTAs, …).

  18. Urgently constitute the working table announced by the Government and of which hoteliers, agencies and transport companies are part, which begins as soon as possible the works destined to review, redesign, update and improve the IMSERSO holiday program for the elderly.

  19. Plan and reinforce promotional and communication actions in the international market to improve the perception of Spain as a top-level tourist destination in quality, safety and professionalism and to help regain confidence to travel again.

  20. Consider the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and the provisions issued by the State for its control, as causes of exoneration of administrative responsibility for the purposes of the sanctioning procedure of article 169 and following of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, when the Non-execution of the combined travel contract obeys and is caused by the impossibility of providing the services due to the restrictions imposed on the movement of people in Royal Decree 463/2020.

  21. Promote from the Government, together with the Autonomous Communities, Provincial Councils, Councils, destinations, sector and the media, a great tourist campaign that encourages domestic demand and generates confidence in traveling in the months after the State of Alarm situation, which allow to reactivate consumption to recover economic activity as soon as possible.

  22. Create an imminent interministerial committee “COVID-19 for Tourism”, coordinated by the Secretary of State for Tourism and of which representatives of the Autonomous Communities and the different tourist associations are part.

The non-law proposal is signed by the GPP spokesperson, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, the Group's general secretary, Guillermo Mariscal, the deputy to the General Secretariat, Isabel Borrego, and the Tourism spokesperson, Agustín Almodóbar.

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