The City Council of Andratx will repeal the rate of occupation of public domain assets with tables and chairs for profit that affects bars, restaurants and cafeterias throughout the municipality during 2022. This rate also applies to the installation of awnings, canopies and umbrellas on public roads.
the mayor, Estefanía Gonzalvoexplained that “in order to lighten the pockets of business owners linked to the hospitality industry, in the June plenary session the motion presented by the Popular Municipal Group was approved, which seeks to take a first step towards the approval of fiscal policies, What the reduction of taxes, which help the citizens of the municipality of Andratx to have less economic difficulties to make ends meet».
He then declared that they will convert «This measure has become a reality, meaning that, since the imminent publication in the BOIB of the repeal, this fee will no longer be paid and will not be taken into account in the last quarter of this year.», because in this way «the City Council will make a refund of the proportional part».
All in all, Gonzalvo has assured that with the repeal of this rate, the owners of these businesses «they will stop paying 39.22 euros per square meter in the first zone», which includes Puerto de Andratx, Camp de Mar, Sant Elm, Plaza de España, Calle de la Constitución, Via Roma and the Son Mas development. For the second zone, which are the rest of the areas of the municipality not mentioned in the first, the mayor has pointed out that «they will avoid paying 21.18 euros“, Meanwhile in the second special zonewhich contemplates the occupation on market days in the areas of Son Mas and s’Arracó, «the amount they will not pay is 5.65 euros»
In addition, it should be remembered that to use awnings, canopies and umbrellas on public roads, the ordinance provides for multiplying by the coefficient 0.10 the amount that results from applying the aforementioned rates, something that Gonzalvo has branded as «a more than notable saving for the restaurateurs of our municipality».
For the mayor of the coastal town, “this measure has come after the previous government team has not carried out any initiative since the beginning of the legislature to minimize the situation suffered by Andritxols due to runaway inflation and the increase in the price of fuels”. Finally, she lamented that «lThe andritxols have only seen during these little more than three years how the fiscal policy of the Consistory has been to create lines of subsidies».