Factsheet for case ES-2020-14/612 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 31 March 2020 – 20 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping a safe home
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Case created||15 April 2020 (updated 01 December 2020)|
Article 28 of Royal Decree-Law 11/2020, of March 31, which adopts urgent complementary measures in the social and economic field to deal with COVID-19, establishes the right to receive the social bonus by self-employed workers who have ceased their activity or have had their turnover reduced as a result of COVID-19.
The objective of this measure is to allow self-employees whose activities have ceased or their income fell substantially, to have access to utilities (water, electricity etc.) at a reduced cost.
Will be considered vulnerable consumers in their habitual residence, those consumers of utilities who, complying with the income requirement of section 2 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, prove that the owner of the supply point, or one of the members of its family unit, are self-employed or self-employed professionals, are entitled to the benefit for total cessation of professional activity or for having seen their turnover in the month prior to the request for the social bonus reduced by at least 75 percent in relation to with the average billing for the previous semester, in the terms established in Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17.
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||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Peak-level social partners were not directly involved in the design, implementation or monitoring of this measure, though they were informed. Organisations representing self-employed (sector level) were informed.
Social partners were supportive of this measure.
Eurofound (2020), Access to reduced supplies' prices for self-employed through the so-called social bonus, case ES-2020-14/612 (measures in Spain), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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