Grupo Planeta considers that the conditions are not in place to relocate its headquarters in Catalonia. "We keep firm the decision to continue outside of Barcelona," said the group's president, José Crehueras, on Sunday. According to him, "the conditions have not changed", in reference to the political situation derived from the independence challenge. The president of the group has justified the decision by referring to "legal insecurity" and the defense of "the interests of our shareholders and collaborators".
"We have not considered it," Crehueras has said about whether Planeta has the possibility of relocating its headquarters in Barcelona. The group made the decision to move it to Madrid after the declaration of independence of Catalonia by the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont last year.
The central government has announced its intention to revert the decree with which it was made a year ago to some companies the modification of their social and fiscal address, so that they could expedite their transfer outside Catalonia. However, there is skepticism in the business sector that there may be a significant reversal process among the 4,200 companies in the three quarters that go from October 2017 to June 2018 made effective that decision. Of the large corporations, only one, Agbar, has announced that for administrative purposes it is again a company based in Barcelona.