The king met this Friday with the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, a day after the Government announced the presentation in May of the project of a minimum income to favor the families that suffer the most from the impact. of the coronavirus crisis.
The appointment has taken place at the Zarzuela Palace in the round of meetings that Felipe VI has held with ministers since the beginning of the health emergency to learn about the measures applied by each department, sources from the Royal House have reported.
Escrivá, who has carried a black folder, has explained to the king the government’s plans to present in May the main lines of the minimum vital income so that it is activated as soon as possible.
Both the Escrivá department and the second vice president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, have worked on the measure, who regretted yesterday that “communication” of the agreement has not been “better” after a press conference of the two was not held ministers.
The forecast is that the minimum income reaches 3 million people in a million households, of which 100,000 will be single-parent, according to Escrivá’s estimates.
The minister commented today that the income will be compatible for a time with a salary so that it does not discourage the search for employment as has happened with other benefits.
Since the state of alarm due to the pandemic was agreed, the king has already met in Zarzuela with thirteen members of the Government.
The first meeting with one of Unidas Podemos was held yesterday with the head of Universities, Manuel Castells.
On Monday, the head of state is scheduled to receive a second representative of the Government of the purple formation, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz.
The head of state remains in permanent contact with the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, according to sources.