Friday 12th February 2021 | MIKE SMITH
A dedicated office will open in Xàbia to process applications for financial assistance for those sectors most affected by the restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. The office will located in the multipurpose room in the town hall complex at Portal de Clot, opposite the CREAMA offices, and appointments can be made via the municipal website or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor José Chulvi held an online meeting with representatives from business and hospitality associations in Xàbia to explain the different packages that are being made available, both on a local and regional basis, including the Paréntesis package which offers 2,000 euros to each company that has been forced to close plus 200 euros for every employee who was registered as of December 31st 2020.
Councillor Ximo Segarra and Montse Villaverde, coordinators of the entire Recuperem Xàbia initiative, also participated in the meetings as well as representatives from the municipal political groups.
Chulvi also explained that, thanks to the experience of last year, the Council was in a better position to prepare the regulations for the aid whilst sufficient liquidity, prepared budgetary arrangements and the Generalitat Valenciana’s willingness to streamline payments provided a more positive outlook so that applicants can receive the support in the short term.
He also explained that efforts are being made at a technical level to facilitate the submission and assessment of applications and at both informative and advisory levels “so that the aid reaches everyone“, hence the setting up of a dedicated office to provide a one-stop shop for financial assistance.
The mayor stressed that it was important to be aware of all the packages that have been activated, ranging from direct aid, complementary benefit, rate exemptions, consumer vouchers, and loans with favourable terms such as the Horeca package with its 30% non-repayable tranche. He added that the Council is also working on other options to try and support companies that won’t be able to benefit from the Generalitat Valenciana’s Plan Resistir.
In addition to all the actions that are being taken to reactivate the local economy in Xàbia, the Council has also set aside funding for social programmes, such as social employment plans and emergency aid, and made changes to the fiscal calendar to ease the burden of the payment of municipal taxes.
Press Release – Ajuntament de Xàbia