- He regrets that "ehe City Council intends to clear its conscience with meager measures to support local commerce, because it continues to put the ideological agenda of the social-communist government before going to help those who suffer the devastating economic consequences of the pandemic "
Seville, August 18, 2020. The spokesperson of the Municipal VOX Group in the Seville City Council, Cristina Peláez, has asked the mayor of the city for help to avoid the debacle of Seville's commerce.
Peláez has asserted, after touring some of the main commercial streets of Seville that “walking through the streets of both the center and the neighborhoods is dantesque, with hundreds of shops and stores closed forever and with authentic dramas that hide behind each closed deck ”.
The municipal spokesperson for VOX has asserted that “this virus has not only brought a brutal health crisis, it has brought us a economic crisis that is being primed especially with small and medium-sized companies and with commerce, which have less room for maneuver to face the problems ”.
"We cannot forget that each store generates between one and three jobs on average and feeds an entire distribution chain which is also being affected and without solutions in the short and medium term ”.
Cristina Peláez has underlined that "so far the trade aid measures are absolutely insufficient, they do not cover the real need of the business fabric to avoid the massive closure of businesses, which implies loss of employment, decline in development and economic debacle. Sevillian commerce is launching an SOS, a desperate call for help and it is our duty to attend to it without wasting a minute ”.
Each closed business hides a drama, the same one to which those who are about to close for different reasons are faced, from owners who have collected the months of deposit, tenants who must pay rent again despite the capacity restrictions, the drop in consumer confidence, coupled with the fact that now there is much less economic happiness in homes. Traders that are still open face indebtedness and uncertainty. "
Cristina Peláez has asserted that “what is not disputed is that the Sevillian trade is bleeding. The City Council intends to clear its conscience with meager measures to support local trade, because it continues to put the ideological agenda of the social-communist government before going to help those who suffer the devastating economic consequences of the pandemic.
"If the City Council does not take really effective measures to help the self-employed and entrepreneurs instead of limiting itself to promoting deferral of payments the situation will get worse in a very few months”.
The spokesperson for the Municipal VOX Group has pointed out that “the terrible socialist management turns its back on the Sevillian who wakes up early to lift the blinds of his business, which is alone in this fight in which the City Council, the closest administration, should appear at its side, the one that should leave its soul in worrying that our business does not continue to break closing records " , it is finished.