The CEOE charges high fees for the increase in maximum prices


The employers criticize the measure, which increases the burdens of companies for their employees, because it is “inadmissible and not presentable”.

First official response from employers to one of the most important measures from the national budget for 2023, that of the 8.6% increase in the maximum premiums for next year. The CEOE has labeled this government decision as “inadmissible and unpresentable”.

In a harsh statement, the employers’ association denounced that this decision was taken “unilaterally and behind the back of the social dialogue”, where the second stage of the pension reform is currently being negotiated, in which exactly one of the maximum pension and the maximum premium income. “There is a specific table with the social partners to address this issue and it last met last Monday without anything being communicated to us on this issue, making the decision taken not representative and devaluing social dialogue” , emphasizes the CEOE.

The corporate organization “does not understand” that the government is asking for an income pact from the social agents, and at the same time, the executive itself makes “unilateral decisions in aspects that substantially concern it”.

The employers’ organization warns that raising social security contributions and taxing companies “even more heavily” is a “serious mistake” as it believes it will have “damaging consequences for employment”. In fact, it calculates that, by adding to this measure the excess contribution included in the intergenerational equality mechanism (an overall increase of 0.6 points in contributions from January 1 to cover the higher cost of benefits), the related cost of work by more than 9% “in a context of economic downturn and general uncertainty”.

«Spanish companies have made extra efforts in recent years to maintain employment and, more in the short term, to absorb the rise in inflation. This new blow to the productive fabric, at a time when the state treasury is presenting a record collection, generates new corporate distrust and legal uncertainty and presupposes an unnecessary impediment to competitiveness and economic growth,” emphasizes the organization chaired by Antonio Garamendi.

Source: La Verdad


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