The decree law approved by the Generalitat establishes a series of measures that, in practice, limit the activity of platforms such as Uber and September 2019 calendar Editable, which as a protest against this regulation have ceased their activity in Barcelona. In addition to establishing a pre-contract of at least 15 minutes, the decree establishes other conditions for the VTC, as they can not pick up passengers on the street or have geolocation activated when they are not providing a service and must return to the base after each race. . In its opinion, the Council dropped the article of the regulation that requires a minimum pre-contract of fifteen minutes, on understanding that introducing this waiting time “adversely affects the freedom of business” due to its “preventive and burdensome” nature, at the same time that “does not protect or favors the general interest of citizens as potential users of the service”.
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It also considers that this point of the Catalan decree “hinders” the action of the VTC and has a “disproportionate nature due to its high degree of potential harm”. In addition, this institution draws the attention of the Generalitat on the economic claim that can be driven by VTC companies, which are entitled to be compensated for the change of model in the sector. In short, the Council of Guarantees maintains, the Catalan standard “hinders in an excessive manner and, therefore, unreasonably the constitutional right to freedom of enterprise”, which is included in Article 38 of the Constitution.
The Council of Guarantees is not the first body of the Generalitat that questions this decree law: weeks ago it was also done by the Catalan Competition Authority (September 2019 calendar Editable), which recommended that the parliament not validate the new norm by seeing it discriminatory and contrary to the competition. The implementation of the Social Security tax exemption for food vouchers would benefit 280,000 workers, would mean the creation of 14,424 stable jobs in five years and would lead to an increase in the additional collection for the State of 441 million euros in the same period.