Looney Left pounces on the rich in Andalucia to save the budget (anyone here rich? no? thought not)

So the new tax limits have been issued in Andalucia. First of all: remember that personal income tax is split into two bits in Spain, the bit collected for the central government (Madrid) and then the bit for the region you live in (in my case, Andalucia). Madrid takes, if I remember correctly, between 12% and 22% of your income, depending on how much you earn. Now, Andalucia has decided that to balance its books, Continue reading Looney Left pounces on the rich in Andalucia to save the budget (anyone here rich? no? thought not)

Things worse than we thought – government rises taxes, admits public deficit is 8% and makes public workers work harder

The new government of Spain has announced today, in its first round of emergency budget revisions after the recent general elections, that the real level of Spain’s public deficit is at 8% of GDP, not the 6% said by the outgoing socialists, and almost double the EU’s maximum limit. In a first emergency budget modification announced today, Rajoy’s government has rised personal income tax, ranging from an increase of just 0’75% for the lowest level Continue reading Things worse than we thought – government rises taxes, admits public deficit is 8% and makes public workers work harder

Almanzora motorway works stop again due to lack of cash

The Junta has admitted that due to a failure to pay the last installment of 1,5 million euros to the construction company, work on the Almanzora motorway has stopped. Aldea-BSK, the construction consortium, has refused to comment, but workers failed to turn up from late last week. It seems that the blockage is over the payment for the concrete beams they use as part of the foundations. They are made in Antequera, and the company Continue reading Almanzora motorway works stop again due to lack of cash

Andalucian health service finds the cash to pay medicine bill for September (rest of year in doubt)

Here’s a news story you may not have seen in the English press, despite its grave importance. The Andalucian Health Service (known as the SAS), has managed to come up with 160 million euros to pay for all the medicines prescribed during September, despite having earlier told the guilds of pharmacists that they wouldn’t be able to meet the bill, as Andalucia had run out of cash to pay its medicine bill for the last Continue reading Andalucian health service finds the cash to pay medicine bill for September (rest of year in doubt)