Large Families asks for tax aid to curb the current demographic situation

The current situation of demography in Spain is not hopeful. The number of births does not even guarantee the generational relief in some cases, what is causing the population of this country is attending situations that were not seen since the Civil War, in which the number of births is less than that of deaths.

Why is the demographic winter? Among the reasons that explain this situation, highlights the employment situation of many young people that prevents them from settling in a home or thinking about a second child, given the costs involved in this upbringing. For this reason, from the Spanish Federation of Large Families, FEFN, the Ministry of Finance is asked for tax aid to curb this situation.

More tax deductions

This request matches the battery of measures announced by Cristóbal Montoro, Minister of Finance, to improve the protection of these nuclei. In this context, FEFN requested an extension of tax deductions for large family to give a special treatment to these homes and favor that these nuclei are more common in society to be able to deal more easily with expenses.

Of all the proposals made to the Minister of Finance, the deduction of daycare expenses is included. If this petition materializes, it would mean that households with children under 3 years of age who are enrolled in one of these centers can be deducted 1,200 euros. FEFN argues that in the absence of places in the public network of nursery schools to meet the demand of households in this educational stage not included in compulsory education, can make use of private centers.

Another form of the requests made by FEFN is related to employment and seeks to compensate and protect especially these nuclei. In particular, it is requested that the dues to the Social Security to those companies that hire members of large families and to increase the maximum amount to be received in the unemployment benefit granted by the Public Employment Service.

Less than 2,500 euros per month

The need to help these nuclei becomes evident if you look at their income level. A study conducted by FEFN and the Madrid Vivo Foundation, in which more than 3,300 interviews were conducted revealed that 27% of the participants claimed to have to resort to these economic extras. The reality of large families is that 48% of them live with less than 2,500 euros per month and 13% barely reach 1,200 euros.

Among the largest expenditures are presented feeding, living place Y education. Therefore, parents recognize the value of the discounts found in items such as clothing and footwear. On the other hand, large families admit to having a bad time at times when spending at home increases. Here the return to school becomes an undesirable protagonist since 50% of respondents say that it is the cost that is most difficult to face. 25% say that in their case it is vacations that give them the most problems in this area.

Damián Montero

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