22/09/2021 – 20:01
The reform of the autonomous financing model will still have to wait. Also the idea of creating a compensatory fund, as this week the presidents Ximo Puig and Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla requested. And it is that at the moment, the Ministry of Finance directed by Mara Jess Montero does not contemplate this average. What the minister did explain is that in the next budget year, that is, in 2022, the forecasts are that the Autonomous Communities will receive 15,000 million euros less than in 2021. Therefore, for next year, the planned installments will be remain at 112,213 million euros, in addition to a plus of 7,000 million that correspond, on the one hand to the negative settlement that they will not have to repay -specifically 3,900 million-, and on the other, to 3,100 million, money that is due to these administrations in VAT from 2019, and that due to the delay, carries an interest surcharge of 600 million euros.
In this way, in percentages, the Government’s forecasts for the Autonomous Communities are 11.15% less financing compared to 2021. It must be taken into account that, this year, the autonomous regions have received 113,700 million, in addition to 13,486 million an extraordinary fund. Also, to these items 7,000 million euros have been added in direct aid for SMEs and the self-employed. By the way, the Executive has recently had to vary the conditions of this item so that a greater number of companies receive aid.
Now, while waiting for the Government to address autonomous financing – pending the report on the adjusted population criterion for November, and the conclusions of the committee of experts on financing, for February – Montero recalls that there are three currents of opposing models. , despite the ideological coincidences. On the one hand, those who want the current system (Galicia, Asturias, La Rioja and C-La Mancha, among others); on the other, those who demand a model that evens out the differences (Andalusia, Valencia) and, lastly, those who are in favor of a model of ordinality in leveling, such as Madrid and Catalonia.
Moncloa says that Snchez has given 36% more resources than Rajoy
The Minister of Finance, Mara Jess Montero, took stock of the economic resources that the Government has used in the pandemic, noting that, “with Pedro Sánchez”, the autonomous communities have received “36% more” money than “in the last four years of the Government of Mariano Rajoy “, with the economic wind in favor, he stressed. Montero assured that this deployment has meant an increase in financing of 129,000 million euros. The head of the Treasury portfolio also said that this disbursement has led to a brutal increase in spending due to the fall in income from the Autonomous Communities.