Confemetal claims for the future Government greater legal security and reducing the tax pressure on companies

It asks to reduce the marginal rates of personal income tax and suppress "many" of the regional taxes that cause "distortions in the market".

Confemetal claims for the future Government greater legal security and reducing the tax pressure on companies

It asks to reduce the marginal rates of personal income tax and suppress "many" of the regional taxes that cause "distortions in the market"


The Spanish Confederation of Metal Business Organizations (Confemetal) has demanded that the future Government leave the polls after July 23 for greater legal certainty and reduce the tax burden on companies, also cutting business contributions to Social Security and costs labor.

"They represent a tax on employment and competitiveness," the metal employers have warned in a document published this Friday, in which they expose their demands and proposals for the next Legislature.

The employers have asked the future Executive to reduce the tax burden on companies and have proposed to adapt the taxation of corporate tax to the real economic capacity of the companies, eliminating the limitations on the compensation of losses or the deduction of financial expenses and correcting the cases of double taxation, both national and foreign, through the total exemption of dividends and capital gains.

In addition, among its proposals, Confemetal has asked to provide the labor system with a unitary vision "which it now lacks" to promote legal certainty.

The metal employers have also demanded that the new social rights and obligations in terms of equality and reconciliation "involve direct and indirect costs to companies" and ask to stop the increase in spending on temporary disability and establish control mechanisms.

The organization chaired by José Miguel Guerrero insists that greater internal labor flexibility should be encouraged, especially in terms of working hours, functions and salaries. "We ask that it be facilitated that labor regulations offer options that allow lowering costs while maintaining the employment relationship," the employers stressed in their proposal document.

Likewise, it has requested that mechanisms be established so that economic and labor statistics are "reliable" and show with certainty the reality of the market and its evolution.

Confemetal has also had an impact on maintaining, and not limiting, the current contracting and subcontracting mechanisms for collaboration between companies and calls for strengthening collective bargaining as the priority tool for regulating working conditions.

On their side, they have insisted on promoting the use of autonomous labor dispute resolution systems and on reviewing the model and sustainability of the public pension system and its adaptation to current circumstances.

For their part, they have proposed reinforcing the regulatory framework for complementary social security, facilitating tax incentives and tax deductions and greater transparency and availability, in line with what is regulated in neighboring countries.

Employers have especially focused on training, and have asked to link the training field to the labor market to reduce the mismatch between the supply and demand of professional qualifications.

On their side, they have proposed to the future Government that the marginal rates of personal income tax be reduced and the threshold from which they are applied be raised, updating the tax brackets or tables annually to inflation.

Lastly, in the tax field they urge to facilitate the intergenerational business transition, they ask to avoid the introduction of new tax figures and insist on the need to "urgently" coordinate state, regional and local tax policies, promoting the suppression of " many" of the regional taxes "that cause distortions in the internal market and compromise competitiveness".

For Confemetal, it will be essential to maintain the "central role" of the industry in the Spanish economy through a specific law that contemplates its particularities, allows it to take advantage of all its potentialities and facilitates the development of its activity.

In addition, they have demanded for this law an "applicable, effective and useful" regulatory framework, not limiting, and a driver of investment, productivity, growth and the creation of quality employment in the sector.

Confemental has also asked to create a metal trading table, launch a program to promote strategic and essential sectors and approve a 'Plan Renove' for consumer goods, intermediate goods and capital goods.

From Confemetal it is urged to decisively promote the deployment of European funds 'Next Generation EU', reducing bureaucracy for access to aid and reinforcing transparency mechanisms.

They have also proposed various measures on delinquency, which include ensuring compliance with the payment terms of the Public Administrations, adopting electronic invoicing in a general way, creating and regulating the State Observatory of Private Delinquency and establishing that a financial cost for the execution of a banking product in a term superior to 60 days, if it is not assumed by the contracting company, is considered as non-payment.

Finally, Confemental calls for regulating the indexing of public contracts to the CPI and reinforcing the regulations on this issue.