Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tax discount for no smoking on bar terraces

Palma city corridor will scale back terrace tax by 5 per cent if bars and eating places choose to ‘ban’ smoking on terraces.

This measure was introduced on Friday after the mayor, Jaime Martínez, met the president of the Spanish Affiliation In opposition to Most cancers within the Balearics, José Reyes, and the president of the CAEB Eating places Affiliation, Alfonso Robledo.

There’s an settlement between the 2 associations whereby bars and eating places can declare their terraces smoke-free. Reyes thanked the city corridor for becoming a member of the marketing campaign. “It’s an instance of how the authorities and the affiliation can work collectively till there’s a broadening of the nationwide anti-smoking regulation.”

The marketing campaign is #RespiroLibre. Robledo applauded the truth that Palma is the first city corridor to hitch this marketing campaign.

Whereas that is being known as a ban, it’s one thing that depends on individuals’s goodwill. In the identical means as there are smoke-free seashores in Mallorca, so there are smoke-free terraces. However there may be at current no regulation to implement no smoking.

As to how a lot of a monetary incentive that is relies on how giant the terrace is and the place it’s. Seventy-five sq. metres in the most well-liked areas of town may be 40,000 euros or so each year. Elsewhere the charges are very a lot decrease.

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