The City Council will activate the largest public investment and tax reduction plan produced to date in the city to face a totally unforeseen crisis until the pandemic came to Spain. The mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, has published a series of measures to reactivate the economic one that, according to her, would amount to 130 million euros.
A great crisis is coming and the data is not good for Marbella, two very important sectors such as construction and tourism being very affected. But the key is to anticipate before this happens and it is more difficult to get out of it. That is why the City Council has allocated 60 million euros to municipal investments and 10 million to employment and training. Work is also being done on a strategic plan to maintain employment and ensure that both SMEs and the self-employed are harmed as little as possible, so that all possible resources will be available to prevent the economic crisis from hitting us squarely. Angeles stated that those who have not been active will not have to pay taxes, which gives considerable respite to SMEs and the self-employed.
The Environment will be asked not to charge the beach bars for the occupation of the coastline and explained that the municipal administration will not issue receipts to beach establishments.
The blue zone will also be suspended and the use of public roads will be eliminated. The settlements of the current months will be annulled and the bonus will be raised at the time the economy reactivates again. With this, the City Council will be at the side of employers, managing to maintain many jobs.
On the other hand, it will also apply a bonus of 25% of the IBI of those properties related to leisure, hospitality, commerce and industry that prove the maintenance of their staff during this year. This is done with the aim that this reduction in taxes is linked to maintaining employment.
A 95% IAE bonus will also be maintained for those hotels that do not close in winter, with 50% also being applied to businesses and shops that employ the same number of employees as before the start of the crisis. There will be a 25% discount on the construction and facilities tax for premises linked to leisure, hospitality, commerce and industry.
No embargo will be made for tax debt, increasing the terms of deferment of the executive route and also making the payment of taxes more flexible.
Likewise, the streamlining of the supplier payment plan is a priority, with direct subsidies to SMEs that maintain their activity and the number of workers prior to the crisis, an objective to which 2 million euros will be allocated.
We must remember that it is not the first nor will it be the last serious crisis that occurs in the locality, but we are sure that we are going to get out of this, we have always done it and this time it will not be different.