Advisory service launched in Finestrat to ensure ‘state of alarm’ grant aid gets to those who need it

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FINESTRAT Town Council has set up an advisory service for companies, shops and self-employed people to clear up any doubts about the ‘state of alarm’ and notify of Central Government aid available to them.

As of tomorrow (Friday, March 20), any questions relating to finance, fiscal and labour can be sent to a new email account [email protected].

Mayor, Juan Francisco Perez, said: “Since the state of alarm was decreed last Saturday, March 14, most companies in Finestrat have had to pull the plug and close to meet the standards and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Given the concern generated by this situation and in view of the economic measures that have just been approved by the Central Government, we thought it appropriate to make available this advisory service to support local businesses, small and medium enterprises, shops, self-employed, and also those who have been affected by the loss of their jobs … and, as far as possible, help them clear up all the doubts that may arise regarding labour and fiscal matters.”

The advisory service will be operational from tomorrow and experts in tax and labour will answer messages in Spanish, Valencian and also in English “due to the high presence of English-speaking establishments that exist in our municipality,” said the Mayor, adding: “So it is very important that all establishments that are suffering this health crisis and now also economic can be beneficiaries of grants approved from the Central Government.”

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