Catalonia blames the previous government for forcing the transfer of Sabadell and CaixaBank

Catalonia blames the previous government for forcing the transfer of Sabadell and CaixaBank



The Consellera de Empresa, Àngels Chacón, today has blamed the previous government for "forcing the transfer (of the head office) of the two main banks" Catalan, that is, CaixaBank and Sabadell.

In an appearance at the Catalan Parliament's Committee on Enterprise, the councilor said she had "knowledge" that the "first deposits" that were transferred to other parts of Spain were "those of public companies managed by the State," a movement which, in his opinion, was made to "force" the transfer of the registered office of these two banks.

A year after the start of the political crisis that led several thousand Catalan companies to move their headquarters to other parts of Spain, Chacón has come to the Parlament to account for that business 'flight' and to explain the report prepared by the Government on this matter, which was presented in mid-September.

"The Government (of the PP) was the absolute responsible for creating instability, pressure and favoring the transfer of companies outside of Catalonia," said Chacón, who has called on the new Executive to "reverse the negative repercussions" created by the Real Decree approved by the Government that facilitated the change of corporate headquarters to companies without going through the General Shareholders' Meetings.

Chacón has returned to remove iron to the transfer of these social headquarters when emphasizing that they correspond to 0.59% of the total of companies located in Catalonia and to comment that this movement practically has not had effects on the employment.

The report of the Generalitat on the impact on the productive economy of the flight of corporate head offices argues that between October 2017 and July 31, 2018 there were 2,501 "business decisions" of transfer, which correspond to 3,700 CIF ( tax identification codes of the companies).

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