Tomorrow, the Permanent Deputation of the Congress of the Deputies will validate the decree-law on the housing that the Government approved in one of its "social Fridays" and that entered the vigor the past 6 of March. The Ministry of Development announced last week that it has the necessary votes for the text to go forward in the lower house. The star measure of the text is the reference index of the rental prices of the dwelling. Although it will not serve to satisfy the aspiration of Podemos to regulate the increase in the amount of leases, it should serve as support for "possible fiscal policy measures". The Ministry of Development ensures that the registration will be ready in eight months and has asked the National Institute of Statistics (INE) to collaborate to make it. A term that a voice authorized as the College of Property Registrars calls into question. In the opinion of this institution, it is "frankly difficult" to have an index of this type ready in such a term "taking into account the specificity of a data like this and the complexity of it", as the director of the Center for Statistical Processes explained yesterday. the institution, José Meléndez Pineda. The sources of information, since they have very different characteristics, also imply a challenge for a statistic of this profile, Meléndez Pineda explained during the presentation of the 2018 Yearbook of Real Estate Statistics.
Collaborator of the INE
The opinion of the Registrars is not trivial. The institution collaborates with the INE, the body to which Fomento has commissioned the index, in the preparation of the sale of homes. Its database on leases is minimal because, as acknowledged yesterday by its head of statistics, there are very few who record rentals.
The desire of the Government to accelerate the approval of measures in the previous weeks using the decree-law is leading to errors when executing or planning some of them. The Ministry of Finance announced a few weeks ago the update of deliveries on account to the autonomous communities, a measure that would involve the transfer to the regions of about 8,000 million euros before the elections of next day 28. However, a couple of weeks, Minister María Jesús Montero acknowledged that she continues to "discuss" with the State Bar to find a formula to update them without budgeting. The autonomous communities participate in the collection and, therefore, their financing should be independent because the collection, according to the minister, "is beyond the state can spend more or less." The problem is that the model of the financing system, in addition to the collection, makes the communities participate in funds that are approved in the Budgets, which means that the model does not allow to separate both issues.
The Executive would also be having problems with the unemployment subsidy granted to those over 52 years old, which would have even forced him to send a circular to the offices of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) to stop the processing of the majority of the requests for the "gaps" that are appreciated in the decree-law that regulates these aids.
The Executive denies that there are problems with the management of the aid. According to their data, the SEPE has already granted the subsidy to 32,000 people out of a total of 56,000 applications received between March 14, when the regulation of this aid came into force, and on March 28. In this way, 57% of the applications received in these two weeks have been approved.
The Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security said in a statement that it is acting so that the processing of the requests is made as quickly as possible to expedite access to the subsidy. Within the ordinary administrative management of the subsidy, Work assured that the SEPE is processing "normally" all the requests, although it admitted certain problems. «Those cases in which doubts of interpretation have arisen derived from the introduction of improvements in the access formulas -which were not in the regulation prior to 2012- will be resolved in the near future, as long as they are analyzed and verified that, of according to the standard, they meet the requirements, "assured Labor.
In any case, once it is confirmed that everything is correct, these files in process - very exceptional cases, said the ministry - will receive the subsidy retroactively from their application date. Sources of Work consulted by Ep explained that only in those cases in which the subsidy has been denied and there are doubts about that decision has the record been "stopped" until the resolution of the same.