The mayor of the Malaga municipality of Estepona and vice president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), José María García Urbano, has asked this body to prepare a report on the impact that inflation is having on the municipal coffers of the city councils , “since runaway inflation, together with the enormous rise in energy and fuel prices is going to put many municipalities and provinces on the ropes.”

This was stated in the course of the government meeting, in which, in addition, they insisted again on the need to hold a new National Commission for Local Administration (CNAL) in which to address with the central government the “problems that really concern and occupy local entities.”

A few days ago the CNAL met, but, as García Urbano explained, in it «we did not address any of the multiple problems that local governments have been having to face since the pandemic began and about which Sánchez and his government partners they are showing absolute contempt and disaffection.”

“These are not the only problems that affect the municipalities, we must also take into account how the capital gains sentence is affecting the local estates; the deficit accumulated by public transport services owned by Local Entities affected by the COVID-19 crisis; or the rise in prices of building materials, among many other issues », he added.

In relation to the latter, he stressed that “the revision of the prices of the works contracts that the municipalities will have to face is worrying and that it can generate budgetary tensions for local entities.”

In this way, he continued, “the rise in the cost of construction materials is forcing us to recalculate public works projects so as not to lose European funds”, assured the mayor, who has warned that “the delay that Spain has in the execution of the Next Generation funds are going to force many local corporations to make adjustments in their budgets».

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