By Ron Howells • 18 September 2021 • 10:51
Spanish government announces measures to control electricity prices.
Over 80% of Spaniards say they would support lowering taxes on electricity and a rise in the minimum wage.
An overwhelming majority of Spaniards, more than 80%, agree with two of the measures adopted by the Government this week. The first was a proposal to reduce taxes on electricity and the second was an increase in the minimum wage (SMI).
This is was clear from the results of the survey which was conducted by Gad3 for media outlet, NIUS.
The series of measures include a cut in the electricity monthly bills, with 83.5% of Spaniards approving of this decision- according to the GAD3 survey, only 14.3% were against this measure.
Also this week, an increase in the SMI of 15 euros was finally signed off. An agreement on this matter has been reached with the unions. The survey revealed that 85.5% of people were in favour of increasing the minimum wage compared to 11.4% who think it is not a good idea.
In the case of the rising price of electricity, the assessment is even more overwhelming as 91.6% of those surveyed believe that the government had mismanaged the situation.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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