The deputation helps municipalities in the refinancing of their loans for payment to supplier

The municipalities with problems to deal with the loans for payment to suppliers have the help of the Diputación de Sevilla to carry out the refinancing of the same, with tools provided by the institution, through the Unit of Advice to Municipalities of the Opaef and with the digital applications that the Inpro Informática Society makes available to local corporations, to facilitate billing and electronic administrative processing.

The municipalities with problems to deal with the loans for payment to suppliers have the help of the Diputación de Sevilla to carry out the refinancing of the same, with tools provided by the institution, through the Unit of Advice to Municipalities of the Opaef and with the digital applications that the Inpro Informática Society makes available to local corporations, to facilitate billing and electronic administrative processing.

This collaboration of the Diputación de Sevilla comes after the publication in the Official State Gazette on May 13, by the General Secretariat of Autonomous and Local Coordination, of the Agreement of the Delegate Commission of the Government for Economic Affairs for the modification of certain financial conditions of the debt operations subscribed for the payment to suppliers of the Local Entities, some changes that have a deadline for their request on June 14th.

According to a note from the Provincial Council, this agreement establishes three packages of measures that can be accepted by local entities that formalized loans in the framework of the first phase of the mechanism of payments to suppliers, a phase regulated by Royal Decree-Law 4/2012 , of February 24.

The aforementioned agreement includes different assumptions: first, as option one, the possibility of extending the amortization period to 20 years and the possibility of a further 2, with the reduction of the interest rate in the terms set by the Agreement itself.

In option two, the consistories may choose to extend the grace period by 1 year, initially maintaining the amortization of 10 years, with the reduction also of the interest rate marked in the Agreement.

The third option refers to a greater reduction, with respect to the previous ones, of the interest rate, always taking into account that set in the aforementioned agreement, maintaining the initial amortization and grace periods.

Of these three packages of measures, option one may access municipalities with a negative financial situation and a high level of debt with the Fund for the Financing of Payments to Suppliers. For any of the three modalities, the municipalities must, among other actions, approve the corresponding Adjustment Plan or, in the specific case of options two and three, decide either the modification of the Adjustment Plan or the confirmation of the Adjustment Plan that have current.

In this line, the Agency of Economic and Fiscal Assistance of the Diputación de Sevilla (Opaef) has reinforced the assistance that ex officio is provided to the Consistories through the Economic Advisory Unit to Municipalities.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration establishes, as a general requirement so that City Councils can opt for any of the three packages of measures, the obligation for Local Entities to adhere to the General Item of electronic invoices (FACE) and the Emprende 3 platform, activated by the central government for the homogenization of the Public Administration processes and that the Diputación de Sevilla decided to promote in its plenary session of October 31, 2013.

From the Provincial Information Society Inpro facilitates the use of both platforms for all Seville City Councils in a double sense. On the one hand, working for the direct connection of FACE with the registration of invoices of SICAL (Computer System of Accounting of the Local Administration) and with the support to the Emprende 3 Program, through the diffusion and promotion with the Electronic Administration Platforms that is managing.