The First Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Economy, Trade and Business Support, Nadia Calviño, announced this Friday that in addition to the extraordinary tax on energy companies, the banking tax will also be reviewed “in taking into account that circumstances have changed” and we no longer face the same interest rate scenario.
“It seems to me that it is time to review and see if we need to adjust some parameters in the new scenario in which we find ourselves, in which there is no longer such a rapid rise in interest rates and a rise “so fast interest rates. energy. We need to see if these two taxes need to be adjusted or not,” Calviño emphasized in statements to Antenna 3.
The first vice president defended that the Government “did very well in imposing these taxes at the time, which also reached the collection planned by the Treasury and served as an example for other European countries.”
“We always said that we were going to do the analysis”
“I think it was a good decision. Just like now, it seems to me that it is time to review and see if it is necessary to adjust (…) We have always said it, that we We were going to analyze these two taxes to see if they should be maintained in the future and with what parameters, so that they continue to have the same positive impact from a perception point of view and from an economic point of view. , said Calviño.
Yolanda Díaz: “I would tell Ms. Calviño…”
As happened with the proposed reform of unemployment benefits, Calviño’s statements received a response from the leader of the other wing of the progressive coalition government, Yolanda Díaz. The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor categorically refused to rethink bank taxes.
“I would like to tell Ms. Calviño that we have just reached an agreement with the Socialist Party which has entrusted the presidency of the government to Mr. Sánchez, in which it is clearly stated, precisely in these times of unprecedented inflationary crisis, that those who have the most they must contribute more,” he said.
In the current context, where “the data on pre-tax profits of energy companies and financial entities is absolutely overwhelming, they must therefore contribute more than ever”, according to “the agreement between the Socialist Party and Sumar which must be respected and respected”. .
“We are not going to be complacent towards them,” he said, “and we are going to continue to defend the maintenance of the tax on financial entities and of course on energy entities.”
On the other hand, it was noted that Sumar’s ministers negotiated with the PSOE the extension of the transport decree, and that “the suppression of these measures could be a long-term decision for Spanish families, small businesses for autónomos and the workers”. It will therefore be a question of studying what measures “are necessary” and must be maintained while there is “an unprecedented inflationary crisis”.