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Sánchez presents 2019 budget to MPs
Legal & Finance Fri, Jan 11, 2019

Sánchez presents 2019 budget to MPs

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez and his cabinet presented their 2019 budget today (Friday) in Parliament, although as yet they do not have sufficient support from non-ruling parties to push it through. Backing from left-wing...

National Police warn of email phishing scam
Legal & Finance Fri, Jan 11, 2019

National Police warn of email phishing scam

NATIONAL Police in Spain have warned of an email scam claiming the recipient is required to appear before the ministry of the interior for an interrogation, or court hearing. Both use what appears to be an authentic...

€500 notes to be withdrawn from circulation
Legal & Finance Wed, Jan 9, 2019

€500 notes to be withdrawn from circulation

CENTRAL banks in Eurozone countries will start to withdraw €500 notes from circulation from January 27, except in Germany and Austria. They will remain legal tender, even though the Central European Bank (BCE) stopped...

New year, new prices: Minimum wage and pensions up, electricity rises and medications fall
Legal & Finance Tue, Jan 1, 2019

New year, new prices: Minimum wage and pensions up,...

THE start of 2019 has brought with it a freeze in outer-suburban train ticket prices, a rise in the minimum wage and inn pensions, among other changes which have been announced over the last few weeks – and in the...

Maternity and paternity leave income tax to be refunded
Legal & Finance Tue, Dec 4, 2018

Maternity and paternity leave income tax to be refunded

INCOME tax deducted from maternity and paternity leave will be refunded starting today (Tuesday) after a Supreme Court ruling that these contributory State benefits are exempt. The verdict came after a Madrid woman...

Spain's 'Robin Hood' budget: More tax for wealthy, wages up and free pre-school places
Legal & Finance Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Spain's 'Robin Hood' budget: More tax for...

SPAIN'S president Pedro Sánchez and leader of left-wing Podemos, Pablo Iglesias have finally shook hands on the details of next year's State budget after a long meeting following weeks of debate. Iglesias'...

Government debates raising tax bands for highest earners
Legal & Finance Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Government debates raising tax bands for highest earners

SPAIN'S government is discussing increasing income tax for individuals who earn €150,000 or more per year, but stresses it has not come to any final decision as yet. Treasury minister María Jesús Montero has...

Court orders woman to return son, 5, to father in UK
Legal & Finance Sat, May 19, 2018

Court orders woman to return son, 5, to father in UK

A WOMAN who took her son on holiday to Spain and never returned has been ordered to give him back to his father in the UK. The court in Palencia (Castilla y León) said its verdict was not a custody resolution, but...

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