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Local authorities make concessions to help local businesses

Coffee and churros on a terrace in Malaga on Monday.
Coffee and churros on a terrace in Malaga on Monday. / Ñito Salas
  • Various local councils across Malaga province have said that they will authorise bars to occupy more space than usual if possible

Some local councils, such as Malaga, Marbella, Vélez-Málaga and Nerja, among others, have said that they will authorise bars to occupy more space than usual if possible.

Coín and Antequera are among the local authorities that have said they will close central roads to traffic at busy times to allow bars to occupy more space with tables. This will also allow people out for a walk during the designated time slots to keep greater distance from others.

Fuengirola council has said this week that its will waive the tax payable by business owners to occupy public spaces in 2020. This will benefit bars owners who put out their tables and chairs but also firms with information stands, kiosks and market stallholders, saving 1,297 local businesses a total of 1.4 million euros.