Employees who receive ERTE payments need to plan for income tax that may become payable
The scandal of delayed ERTE benefit payments to employees
New ERTE rules allow the gradual restart of businesses and continued subsidy of social security costs
We are expecting important changes to the ERTE system to be announced soon.
Re-entering the work place, what you need to know.
The Covid-19 crisis has underlined the fact that Spain does not have a single Government. It has 18, and that is the ignoring the 8.131 municipalities, which, thankfully, have limited powers to legislate. Apart from the Government of the Spanish State, Spain has 17 Autonomous Communities, some of which have ambitions to become separate countries. … Read more
The original “State of Alarm” declaration was promulgated by the Government with its Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, which contained a list of activities that were closed with immediate effect. The list has grown over time with further regulations. The original closure was for 15 days expiring at midnight on 29 March and this … Read more
This article focuses on the rules concerning the emergency measures to assist people during the Covid-19 crisis, in particular the rules that enable people to benefit from the mortgage payment moratorium. This measure was incorporated into the Law 8/2020 of 17th March, which introduced urgent and extraordinary measures to support the economy to face the … Read more
In normal circumstances the temporary closure of a business or the substantial modification of employee working conditions is a slow, complex and expensive process. The Spanish system seems to be designed to catch out employers and an insignificant error in the formalities can undo the whole process, with very expensive consequences. In general terms, where … Read more
For many weeks we have all been observing the outbreak of this disease with a kind of detached fascination – but reality has finally struck home in Spain. With effect from 14 March, the Government declared a ‘State of Alarm’ using legislation that dates back to 1981. This allows the Administration extraordinary powers for the … Read more