The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, pointed out this Thursday to the need to reform the Corporation Tax to improve its collection capacity and has denounced that since the 2008 crisis this tax “has lost 40% of collection “.
During an interview on Radio Nacional de España, Díaz pointed out that in his opinion there is a situation of “tax injustice” in which salary income would support 80% of taxation, while large corporations contribute much less despite having obtained large profits in the last year and a half.
“In this country much remains to be done in tax matters and tax justice. Since the financial crisis andl Corporation Tax has reduced its collection by 40%. It cannot be that small businesses pay for public services in our country,” said the vice president.
United We Can want to bring the Corporate Tax reform to the 2023 Budget negotiation table with the PSOE and is also studying formulas to tax wealth (the tax reform proposed by Podemos includes a tax on large fortunes with the capacity to collect up to 10,000 million euros).
The vice president has also referred to the agreement with the Treasury for the creation of the two taxes announced by Pedro Sánchez in the last month: the tax on large electricity companies and the tax on banks. In this sense, he has asked the financial entities not to pass on the tax to consumers (something that would already be shielded in the regulation itself, which is presented this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies) and has reminded them that they were rescued with money public in the economic recession of 2012.
“We have worked until yesterday from the two teams. The financial entities that were rescued by the PP would have to be proactive and take a step forward, they risk their reputation. I would like them to do this,” Diaz defended.
The Minister of Labor has also referred to the EPA data known this Thursday, which show that Spain drops from three million unemployed and now reaches 20.5 million employed, figures that have not been seen since the year 2008. The vice president has been satisfied with the data and has highlighted that since the entry into force of the labor reform, temporary employment has been reduced by 30%, notably narrowing the gap with the European Union measure.
However, Díaz has also warned that since July 15 the Department he directs has received “slowdowns” in employment they blame the situation of economic uncertainty caused by inflation and the war in Ukraine, and recalled that the months of August, September and October are not usually positive for employment.
Regarding the ERE and the convictions of the former presidents of Andalusia Chaves and Griñán, Díaz has said that “the case of the ERE is very serious and has to do with public money from Andalusian workers. Be careful, it is very serious and has to do with bipartisanship and with policies that citizens have shown they reject. Spanish citizens do not tolerate corruption”.