The Vice President for Economic Affairs, Nadia Calvino, has warned this Thursday that approve a moratorium on the payment of rents, as it has been done with mortgages for vulnerable sectors, it would harm many citizens who have a rented home.
Calvino, in declarations to Antena 3, I have answered like this when asked if the Executive is considering approving a moratorium on the payment of rents, a measure that other members of the Government, such as the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, or the head of I work, Yolanda Diaz, of Unidas Podemos, they want to start.
“We have prioritized the maintenance of income. We have focused a lot on how workers, freelancers and companies can continue to operate and continue addressing payments that they touch “, added the minister, who indicated that for many citizens having a rented apartment is an income.
In this sense, Calvino has explained that the rent payment is different from that of mortgages, since here “you don’t have a bank on the other side“, but to a citizen who may have rented his home and who, therefore, would be affected by a moratorium on payment.
“You have to reflect. There are several measures that had been proposed, which can have a beneficial effect from one perspective, but a negative one from another,” he explained.
In any case, the vice president has assured that the Government is “absolutely open” to listening to the proposals of the social agents and political groups to face the health crisis and its economic and social impact.
It has also highlighted that the decree approved on Tuesday by the Council of Ministers It includes a whole package of measures for vulnerable people, the self-employed, families, companies and workers, but “does not exclude” that other measures can be taken in the future if deemed necessary.