The organization of self-employed UPTA requests that the benefit for cessation of activity be extended to most affected of this group due to the coronavirus crisis Until december 31, thus separating the aid from the alarm state.

Specifically, UPTA refers to «those activities that have limitations or restrictions beyond June 30, in attention to the development of the de-escalation phases, as well as for those freelancers who demonstrate a decrease in their turnover “, points out in a statement this Saturday.

For these sectors, the organization that presides Eduardo Abad proposes “that they can access the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity, establishing a new application period and with a duration of at least three months, and may be extended until December 31”.

This is one of the three measures that UPTA will propose at the meeting scheduled for next week with the Minister of Inclusion and Social Security, José Luis Escrivá.

In addition, the organization asks to extend the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity in the same terms, for those self-employed who have it recognized until June 30, decoupling it from the Alarm State.

Seasonal activity

Finally, for self-employed workers who develop a seasonal activity -autonomous of season- and who have been excluded from the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activityUPTA proposes the “creation of a special extraordinary benefit in situations of activity restriction or in cases in which they support a significant reduction in income, and that extends until December 31”.

Abad pointed out that “it is essential that the Government extend social protection to the community, in addition to continuing to suffer restrictions, the recovery of consumption will be very difficult even once the new normality has been reached and, in addition, in certain sectors it will have a greater impact”.