By Damon Mitchell • 29 September 2020 • 13:08
THE Government in Spain will extend part of the “social shield”, which includes the ban on evictions, that were approved during the pandemic until next January 31, according to government sources.
The measures will be approved today, Tuesday in the Consejo de Ministros and include the extension of the ban on evictions, under the same conditions as the Royal Decree-Law, the possibility of extending the conditions of rental contracts and measures on large property holders.
Measures such as the prohibition to cut the electricity supply and the perception of the social bonus are not included in the extension. At least for now. The vice presidency for social rights, led by Pablo Iglesias, is negotiating these measures with the Treasury.
The moratorium on the payment of mortgages to banks for people affected by the crisis, who have seen their taxes reduced, is also not extended.
Pending its approval and publication in the BOE, this is how the main measures of the social shield would be:
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