Almeida is committed to the self-employed to maintain the competitiveness of Madrid
The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, promised this Thursday with the self-employed «to continue maintaining the same policies that have made Madrid the ideal city to undertake, the ideal city to invest, and the ideal city for you to carry on. carry out your work, giving legal certainty, trust and generating the necessary conditions for public-private collaboration, as well as providing a fiscal framework that allows us to compete in a global world in which it is increasingly necessary to set competitive conditions » .
This was indicated during his participation in the opening of the summer course 'The future of the self-employed and entrepreneurs in the Post-Covid-19 era', organized by the National Federation of Self-Employed Associations (ATA), where he stressed that the future of the self-employed and entrepreneurs after the Covid “is a future of hope for the whole of society”.
The mayor pointed out that, if entrepreneurs and the self-employed succeed, “given the importance they have not only in the economic fabric and but also in the construction of a better society and, therefore, in the social fabric, it will allow us all Spaniards have a quicker and better recovery from the social and economic crisis we are facing ».
Almeida thanked the work of all those who every day raise the blinds of their businesses, to all those who, in such difficult circumstances, such as last year, “have kept their guard up and have fought against the pandemic, keeping the same time their economic activity ». In this sense, he recalled that, walking with the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the self-employed "did not ask us for help, but asked us to let them work." "That is very graphic of the attitude you carry," he stressed.
In addition, he highlighted the "extraordinary work" of ATA and its president, Lorenzo Amor, in recent years, but especially in the last 15 months, "in the defense of the interests of this group," although "they have not always had the complicity they deserve from governments and especially from the Government of Spain. Despite this, he valued, "you have maintained an attitude of loyalty, dialogue, constructive and vindictive of what you think is fair, being able to keep such an extraordinarily important group afloat."
6,000 NEW SELF-EMPLOYED
In this sense, the Madrid councilor pointed out that from the Madrid institutions "we have tried to maintain and set policies that allow you to work and support those workers who have wanted to undertake their professional adventure." In this regard, he reported that more than 6,000 new freelancers in Madrid last year "give good proof of the strength and ability to overcome adversity that you have before." In this sense, from the Madrid City Council "we want to accompany you and give you a framework that allows you to move forward."
For this reason, "we are committed to continuing to maintain the same policies that have made Madrid the ideal city to undertake, the ideal city to invest, and the ideal city for the self-employed to carry out their work." Therefore, he promised to continue providing "legal certainty, trust and generating the necessary conditions for public-private collaboration", in addition to "equipping you with that fiscal framework that allows us to compete in a global world in which it is increasingly necessary to set conditions of competitiveness ».
Almeida pointed out that another factor that could contribute to the recovery will be the European Funds, but stressed that the only way they can help us get out of this situation as soon as possible is "that we know how to manage them, from the loyalty between institutions and from the necessary complicity and essential with the whole of society ”. The mayor of the capital pointed out that the self-employed deserve "all the support" of the Government of Spain and regretted that "what has happened with the light does not correspond to the demands that you are raising and that are legitimate demands." In this sense, he regretted that the VAT reduction to 10% "will not reach a large part of the self-employed sector" and, furthermore, "it will only be for six months", so "it will not be a relief considerable of the situation that you are going through ».
Finally, he remarked that the best future for the self-employed and entrepreneurs «will be the best future of the economic and social fabric of Spain, which will allow us to look back with pride, knowing that we have overcome one of the greatest challenges we face. we had to confront and that we did it from the maintenance of social cohesion and, therefore, without leaving anyone behind, "he concluded.