FEBT requests to suspend the payment of garbage fees, circulation tax and IBI in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

23/03/2020

THE FEBT REQUESTS THE SUSPENSION OF THE GARBAGE RATES, CIRCULATION TAX AND THE IBI BEFORE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY SITUATION BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

THE PRESIDENT OF THE BALEAR ENTERPRISE FEDERATION OF TRANSPORTS, RAFEL ROIG, HAS CLAIMED THIS AND OTHER MEASURES FOR THE SECTOR FROM THE GOVERN CONSELLER OF MOBILITAT I HABITATGE, MARC PONS, IN THE COURSE OF A EXTRAORDINARY BALEARIC TRANSPORT CONSIGNMENT THAT IS REALIZED .

IN THE SAME HAVE PARTICIPATED, IN ADDITION TO ROIG AND PONS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE GROUP OF GOODS, EZEQUIEL HORRACH, THE MANAGER OF THE FEBT, SALVADOR SERVERA AND THE LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE FEDERATION, PEDRO MORENO

March 2020

Given the national emergency situation decreed by the Government of Spain and the restrictive measures for transport in order to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic, an extraordinary Balearic Council of Transport took place this morning by videoconference, in which the President of the FEBT, Rafael Roig, has requested an effort from the municipalities that have a surplus accumulated by the Montoro Law to adopt measures that allow companies and the self-employed to move forward. Therefore, they demand that the payment of garbage fees, road tax and IBI be suspended. Also, insurers are asked that since the vehicles are paralyzed for a long time, they only pay the corresponding part.

On the other hand, as explained by Rafael Roig, in reference to lesings, the government has not adopted any measure that is similar to mortgages; for this reason, it is requested that payments be suspended for one year.

As for the situation of employees in the taxi sector, the FEBT requests that, since the Palma city council has limited the operating fleet to 20%, the sector can be included as force majeure to request an ERTE.

For his part, regarding the transport of goods, the President of the Association, Ezequiel Horrach, has stated to the Minister of Mobilitat that he has to respond to the demands of the sector: provide security measures to drivers (masks, gloves and gel ); a good diet and breakfasts in conditions for all the drivers who make the maritime journeys, as well as accommodation in the event that they have to spend the night on the peninsula or on any Balearic island.

Horrach has also commented on the problems for trucks that private vehicles occupy the loading and unloading spaces and that the police are not acting to prevent it.

From the FEBT, it has been explained that the boats that come from Valencia are saturated while those that travel from Barcelona are not so saturated, so you should try to find a balance. The need to supply raw materials that are essential to produce on the islands is also claimed, such as disinfectants that are running out, alcohols (ethanes-isopropyl) and some formulation aids (preservatives and gelling agents, etc.). Another problem highlighted by the Federation is that plastic packaging is running low.

Next week there will be a meeting with the employers and the Minister of Labor to address problems of a labor nature.