Turre issuing fines via CCTV system

Turre townhall appears to be issuing fines to motorists via the CCTV system installed in the town. I have spoken to a couple of people who have received traffic fines from the Policia Local, due to infringements spotted on the CCTV. So take care when parking your car, or going up one way streets, and the like… they aren’t on the prowl, they’re in their air conditioned room under the Ayuntamiento, spying on you! More Continue reading Turre issuing fines via CCTV system

Spain gets serious about tackling the “black economy” – naaaah

Spain, which is under intense pressure from the financial markets and the EU to deal with the “black economy”, has finally announced the specifics of a new plan to combat tax evaders. Remember, the “black economy”, which consists of not declaring income, tax evasion, not signing workers onto the social and the like, accounts, according to some economists, of up to 25% of Spain’s GNP. The plan consists of giving the tax office (Hacienda) more Continue reading Spain gets serious about tackling the “black economy” – naaaah