The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has guaranteed that there will be neither increases nor decreases in taxes in the 2023 budgets. This was stated in an interview on ‘Els Matins’ on TV3, where he pointed out that “the will and decision ” is that there are no tax changes because the executive prioritizes “maintaining the current system” at this time of economic uncertainty.
The State did not execute even half of the planned investment in Catalonia and Andalusia while it almost doubled that of Madrid
Likewise, Aragonès has insisted that the inheritance tax will not be abolished, as Junts claims, because he considers that Catalonia has a “correct fiscal model”. Even so, he does anticipate changes in benefits to vulnerable people, due to rising inflation.
In this line, he has ensured that some scales of the Guaranteed Citizenship Income (RGC) will be modified, which will mean that more people can be beneficiaries of this aid.
To approve these budgets, Aragonès has assured that its intention is to once again rely on the commons and the CUP as priority partners. Thus, he has ruled out the PSC by saying that both parties have “different country models.”