The Popular Party will urge the Government of Pedro Sánchez through its municipal, provincial, regional and island groups, to make effective the financial economic obligations that it has legally contracted with the local entities and that are based on a constitutionally recognized right. It will request through a motion that, based on this, make the updated transfer of the resources derived from the Participation in State Income and the rest of the financial resources that correspond to each locality and, consequently, to the citizens residing in she.

The Popular Party will also demand from the Government of Spain the necessary resources to support the budgetary effort that the local entities are making to meet the increase in the salaries of public employees of these entities provided for in Royal Decree Law 24/2018, of 21 December, whereby urgent measures are approved in terms of remuneration in the field of the public sector, which establishes a minimum guaranteed increase of 2.25 percent with respect to the remuneration in force in 2018, effective January 1, 2019, and which covers both officials and labor personnel of the local public sector.

The PP will request the urgent call of the National Commission of Local Administration (which has not been summoned for a year, another example of the Minister’s laziness), to give an account of the reasons for the situation created and to agree on immediate solutions as well as to transfer these agreements to the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the Government of Spain, to the Spokespersons of the Political Groups of the Congress and Senate, as well as to the Ministry of Finance.


Along these lines, the vice-secretary of Territorial of the PP, Antonio González Terol, and the secretary of Local Policy, Raquel González, remember that local entities are one of the great pillars of the political and administrative organization in Spain and their proximity administrations guarantee the provision of essential public services to the Spanish.

In order to effectively carry out the functions entrusted to it, it is essential that the two principles that constitutionally inspire their performance be fully complied with: the principle of autonomy (art. 140 of the Constitution) and the principle of financial sufficiency (article 142).

In this sense, González Terol explained that, as has happened with the financing of the Autonomous Communities, the Ministry of Finance has been invoking different alibis to prevent the economic-financial obligations that it has legislatively contracted with local entities from being effective. “Once again, and in a completely fallacious way, the Government of Sanchez is appealed to the concurrence of an extended budget and the limitations of a functioning Government to deny what is constitutionally a right of local entities and, consequently, of the citizens that reside in each one of them ”, he emphasizes.

"However – he has denounced – that same Government has had no qualms about approving Royal Decrees Laws that create new economic rights, exploding the ceiling of non-financial expenditure of the State and breaking the legal order on budgetary stability." Faced with the discipline and political and administrative co-responsibility that must prevail between the State and Local Entities "the Sanchez Executive has irresponsibly imposed fiscal indiscipline and one of the biggest attacks on the constitutional model of territorial autonomy of recent years," he says. .

Finally, the popular leader recalled that from the point of view of local financing, the lack of updating of the resources derived from the Participation in State Income and the Complementary Funding Fund, is causing similar damage to the one being producing with the deliveries on account to the Autonomous Communities, and that could be around 1,000 million euros.

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