The regional deputy, Jesús Cano, points out that "companies and workers are in a dramatic situation when the events and parties for which they planned their productions are canceled."
Cano proposes "the reduction of VAT to 4%, enabling interest-free loans and reimbursing Social Security contributions for one year."
The Popular Parliamentary Group has requested the Government of Spain, in the Regional Assembly "extraordinary measures to help the cut flower and pot plant sector" in view of the situation they are experiencing due to the stoppage of activity due to the measures imposed to stop the expansion of the coronavirus.
The regional deputy of the PP, Jesús Cano, has described as "dramatic" the situation that "companies and workers" are going through when the orders are canceled as a consequence "of the cancellation of events and traditional festivals such as Easter, the Spring festivals of Murcia, the Bando de la Huerta and the Fallas ", among others.
Cano recalled this sector "plans most of its production for the months of March, April and more where flower consumption is very high."
In order to alleviate the economic effects of the situation, the PP's regional deputy has proposed to the Government of Spain the approval of a decree law that, among other measures, contemplates: "a reduction of VAT to 4%, the empowerment of loans to 5 years without interest and two years of grace, and the full rebate of Social Security contributions for one year. "
In addition, Jesús Cano urges those affected who have agricultural insurance to "take into account this exceptional situation, as occurs with other climatic adversities and to compensate them for the damages suffered."
It also requests "a line of aid to improve production, marketing and training."
And he adds that within the Common Agrarian Policy a line of community aid is opened "to the operational programs of the organizations of producers of flowers and plants", similar to the one that already exists for those of fruits and vegetables.
The 'popular' deputy has pointed out that the exceptional circumstances caused by the pandemic "are harming a sector that they have in localities in the Region, such as Canara in Cehegín, and the municipality of Puerto Lumbreras, hundreds of professionals who live from the sale of flower and now they are mired in despair. "