Financing experts analyze the challenges of the Spanish local regime in a course of the UIMP and the IEF


The president of the Diputación de Sevilla has taken advantage of the opening ceremony to demand a response to the requests made to the Government. “It is already time for local corporations to receive what we deserve due to trajectory, responsibility and institutional loyalty,” Villalobos said, “because of responsibility, when it comes to meeting the deficit targets, recording a surplus in the last few years. years, by trajectory, responding to the demands of our neighbors, and by institutional loyalty more than demonstrated since the beginning of democracy: now, we have to respond to our requests for funding. “

At the inauguration, the director of the UIMP highlighted the “good collaboration” between the university and the institutions of the city, including the Provincial Council, and the “consolidated” relationship of the UIMP with the Institute of Fiscal Studies, with which The course related to the Public Treasury has been held for more than 20 years.

Directed by the Deputy Assistant Director General of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Álvaro Jesús del Blanco, and the Director of Studies of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Cristina García-Herrera, the meeting, which will be held until May 19, is aimed at public officials. State Administration linked to the local administration, officials of the latter, university professors, lawyers and undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in the local area.

The General Secretary of Autonomic and Local Financing, Belén Navarro, in charge of offering a talk on ‘The Spanish local financing regime, current situation and challenges’, said during his speech that “the reality of the local sector as a whole is widely known. of financially sound entities, the only sub-sector of the public administration sector that has a surplus, which can be classified as structural, as it has been reproducing in the last five years in a range that oscillates between 0.5 and 0.6 per cent. percent of the national GDP, which presents a level of debt that is progressively reduced each year and levels of liquidity that are increasing every year “.

But the general secretary of Autonomic and Local Funding insists that “we must not forget that in municipalities, in a large group with 8,125 entities, there are some entities that have not managed to redirect their financial situation, mainly because they have not adopted measures active discretionary fiscal policy or because they have not accepted those others that, with extraordinary character, have been approved by the State “.

The day has also scheduled talks by the professor of Financial and Tax Law of the University of Jaén, Carlos María Sánchez Galiana; the professor of Public Economics at the University of Barcelona, ​​Albert Solé, will talk about the ‘Measures to be implemented to improve the quality of local public services’; and with the round table of the head of the Technical Cabinet and Audit Office of the Principality of Asturias, Roberto Fernández Llera, and the manager of the Autonomous Body of Tributary Management of the City of Malaga, Juan Manuel Ruiz Galdón.

For its part, Villalobos has also insisted on some historical claims of local corporations in this area: “that the central government make councils and councils more flexible, the ceiling and spending rule, which, as each local entity has been able to generate surplus and respect the local autonomy of the Consistory so that the use of these funds is not conditioned to financially sustainable investments, that does not limit the possibility of local entities of access to subsidies if they maintain debts with Social Security and Treasury, but that longer repayment periods for these debts are enabled, and, finally, that we are given an answer to the dilemma that currently exists in the capital gains tax “.