Torrecera, Rubite and Castilleja de Guzmán: the municipalities most lazy when it comes to paying their bills

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Above three years. That is what it takes, on average, to pay their suppliers in Torrecera, Rubite and Castilleja de Guzmán. Specifically, three years and four months (1,225 days), in the first of them, and three years and three months in the other two (1,199 and 1,193 days, respectively), according to data from the Ministry of Finance.

And what is your debt? That of Torrecera amounts to 243,333 euros; that of Rubite, at 218,068 euros; and that of Castilleja de Guzmán, at 19,017 euros. Small figures when compared to other municipalities such as Parla (39 million), Jerez de la Frontera (42 million) or Badalona (47 million). A lot of money?

Keep in mind that Torrecera is an autonomous local entity that belongs to the municipality of Jerez de la Frontera. It has 1,299 inhabitants. Therefore, each of them would have to put 187.3 euros to settle said debt.

In the case of Rubite, it is located on the coast of Granada, and its population is 80 inhabitants. Therefore, each neighbor would have to put 21,725.8 euros out of his pocket. In Castilleja de Guzmán, for its part, from one day to the next its 2,821 residents could put an end to the debt: it would amount to 6.7 euros. Population data are from the INE as of 2020.

Therefore, the three Andalusian municipalities cover a wide range. If compared with the other councils mentioned above, in the case of Parla, the money to be paid by each neighbor would be 292.4 euros; in Jerez de la Frontera, it would be 197.2 euros. This figure is similar to that of Torrecera, which is also quite close to the 210.9 euros for Badalona.

Province capitals

In addition to Parla, Jerez de la Frontera and Badalona, ​​other municipalities with high debt are San Bartolomé de Tirajana (12.3 million), Los Palacios and Villafranca (7.7 million), Rota (8.7 million), Lloret de Mar (7.6 million) and Almonte (7.5 million). Among them, the one with the highest average payment period to its suppliers is Los Palacios and Villafranca (498 days), and the least, Lloret de Mar (64 days).

With regard to large cities, Madrid has an outstanding debt of 122.3 million euros. And the average payment period is 29 days. Barcelona, ​​for its part, reaches the figure of 19.5 million (and 9 days of payment). To pay it off, the people of Madrid would have to put 36.6 euros, while the people of Barcelona, ​​11.7 euros.

Castilleja de Guzmán City Council.

Castilleja de Guzmán City Council.

From among the provincial capitals, Jaén is the one with the highest average payment period: 624 days, for a debt of 61.3 million euros. In the case of Granada, it is 117 days (66.1 million pending); while, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there are 157 days (13.7 million).

The debt in Zaragoza is 31.1 million; in Murcia, 14.1 million; in Seville, 11.5 million; in Valencia, 10.4 million; and in Córdoba, 8.8 million. On the other side of the scale is León, with 71,053 euros; Teruel, with 137,864 euros; Ávila, with 267,242 euros; and Segovia, with 645,469 euros.

Provincial councils, councils and councils

According to the Multisectoral Platform against Delinquencies (PmcM), there are 96 municipalities that take on average more than a year to pay. Between all of them, its debt amounts to almost 213 million euros. “We must implement once and for all effective measures to tackle the scourge of delinquency in both the private and public sectors,” says Antonio Cañete, its president.

And it is that, if not, about Spain is pending a possible fine that the European Union (EU) currently has on the table. “There is an urgent need to take strong measures,” adds Cañete.

Provincial Council of Vizcaya.

Provincial Council of Vizcaya.

In addition to the municipalities, the Treasury also breaks down the pending debt of the councils, councils and councils. Thus, and with regard to the average payment term, the largest is the Island Council of Fuerteventura: 78 days. Its outstanding debt amounts to 3.7 million. It is followed by the Malaga Provincial Council, with 57 days (13.1 million pending), and the Ibiza Island Council: 51 days (4.1 million).

Regarding the uprights, the Provincial Council of Vizcaya is the one that occupies the top of the podium (56.1 million), followed by the Cabildo de Tenerife (14.3 million) and the Diputación de Granada (8.6 million). The ‘caboose’ would be for the councils of Burgos (20,644 euros), Teruel (104,318 euros) and Palencia (167,978 euros).

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