Tuesday, March 28

More Madrid proposes a shock plan against inflation and moratoria for rent and mortgages

More Madrid will propose this Tuesday a “shock plan” against inflation. The formation led by Mónica García will use its turn to reply to President Isabel Díaz Ayuso in the second session of the debate on the state of the region to put on the table a series of measures on housing, electricity bills and against the increase in shopping cart price. Some proposals that will be addressed to the regional government, but also to the central Executive.

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“We do not use the Madrid Assembly to make announcements or propaganda, but to work for the people of Madrid”, García has disfigured the regional president this Monday, for an intervention of almost two hours in which he has listed thirty announcements with measures that, in many cases, were not new and that the leader of the opposition has classified as “recycled”. “Surely some will arrive in 2023 to inaugurate four crumbs to try to say that their government has done something over the last four years,” she said, while calling for “immediate” measures, such as those that her formation will propose this Tuesday.

As this medium has learned, to alleviate the effects of the price increase, Más Madrid will demand that the Community create a fund of 150 million euros so that municipalities can promote local commerce through trade bonds. The objective of the training is that these administrations pay 100 euros to spend among their business fabric for every 100 euros that the neighbors allocate to local commerce.

In addition, the formation that leads the opposition in the region will urge the Government of Spain to include in its proposal to limit the maximum price of basic products, announced by the second vice president Yolanda Díaz, hygiene and menstrual health products.

In terms of housing, Más Madrid will take to the Assembly the proposal to create a mortgage exchange office. In it, the administration could “help all families who want to change to a fixed rate and establish a system of aid so that costs are not a problem for anyone,” say training sources, at a time when the increase in inflation affects the price paid by mortgaged people.

Along the same lines, the formation will demand that the coalition government put in place mechanisms that were already applied during the pandemic, such as the moratorium on rent payments and the mortgage fee that was applied during the state of alarm or the prohibition on executing evictions.

More Madrid will also propose measures so that the most vulnerable families suffer to a lesser extent the high cost of the electricity bill, which this Tuesday will stand at 221 euros per megawatt hour. If the ‘Iberian exception’ did not exist, this price would be 316.59 euros, 30.19% more. Specifically, Mónica García will ask Ayuso to give a bonus of 100 euros per person to the 273,000 people who have recognized the right to the social electricity bonus in the region. In total, the measure would cost around 82 million euros, which would cover the months of October, November and December. To speed up the measure, the hypothetical beneficiaries would only have to present a responsible declaration.

Parallel to these measures, from More Madrid they also request the creation of an energy crisis monitoring table, made up of experts, unions and companies “to promote and evaluate measures for the coming winter”. A few months to come whose hardness has also been recognized this Monday by President Ayuso. “The situation of the world, of Spain in general, and that of the Community of Madrid in particular, forces us to continue working with our hearts in our hands, without rest, with our feet on the ground, with commitment and humility”, he has Said the conservative leader, who ended her speech by appealing to the opposition: “I await your proposals.”

After the first day, in which only the president has intervened, without a time limit, the opposition parties will have a 30-minute reply each on Tuesday. Afterwards, Ayuso will be able to respond to each one, for a maximum time of 45 minutes, or do it to all of them at the same time, with a limit of 90 minutes. Then each group will have a turn of 15 minutes. And again, the president will be able to respond separately, for 15 or 30 minutes, if she does it one by one or together. Finally, there will be a period of one hour to present resolution proposals, which may be defended for a maximum of 10 minutes.