Maxi bill of 11 billion arriving for SMEs

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 27 – Without immediate action to mitigate the impact of energy and gas increases, small tourism and tertiary companies will have to pay a maxi-bill of 11 billion euros in the next 12 months, about 8 billion more than in the previous 12 months. An unsustainable sting, which risks putting 90,000 businesses out of business.

The alarm was raised by Confesercenti which, on the basis of the current electricity and gas tariffs, calculated the increase in the costs that businesses with less than 20 employees operating in the tourism sector and in other sectors of the tertiary sector, from commerce to services.

The companies in the catering sector will pay the heaviest bill, which will have to spend – with the same consumption – almost 2 billion euros more (+1.944 million), while for bars and other businesses without kitchens the increase would be just over one billion euros (+1,045 million).

It would be an unsustainable sting, declares the association: “Without support, the system of small businesses will be crushed by the increase in costs. The government in office should act using all the powers at its disposal”, comments the president Patrizia De Luise. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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