The Lanzarote Business Confederation (CEL) values the measure approved last Friday by the Island Council through a line of subsidies for the self-employed and micro-SMEs in order to alleviate the effects of the crisis derived from the COVID-pandemic. 19, but insists on the need to increase said item in order for the measure to be effective.
The president of the CEL, Francisco Martínez, points out that “the current socioeconomic situation makes it more than necessary to support the sectors most affected by the crisis, such as the self-employed and micro-SMEs, which are going through very complicated times to the point of putting its survival is in danger ”.
In this sense, it considers that the aid approved by the Cabildo de Lanzarote can be an incentive to solve this situation, but insists that, the current circumstances, make the item of 6 million euros, initially approved, insufficient to extend aid to those affected.
Remember that this aspect was previously demanded by the Canarian Coalition group in the island corporation, which requested that the item be extended to 15 million and that, in addition, it claimed that the requirement of more than 10 workers be lowered.
Francisco Martínez trusts that, as the president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, has shown, this amount will be progressively increased, since, he insists, otherwise, the measure will lose the desired effectiveness, leaving out good part of this group, with the consequent cessation of activity.
On the other hand, the Business Confederation of Lanzarote claims that the aid can be materialized in the shortest possible time, since the delicate socio-economic situation means that a delay in the granting of subsidies puts the future of the activities carried out in check self-employed and micro-SMEs.