Calpe town hall is a prompt payer

Calpe Town Hall
TOWN HALL: Calpe makes a point of paying bills on time Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE town hall took an average 3-15 days to settle suppliers’ bills during the second quarter of this year.

This is one of the best figures since 2014 when the current record of payment times began, the town hall’s Audit department announced.

When the economic crisis was at its height this extended to 1,000 days in some cases although by the third quarter of 2015 this had been reduced to 44-85 days.


As well as positive news for the suppliers, the local government is complying with government regulations requiring town halls to pay suppliers within 30 days.

Not only does this inspire confidence in suppliers but this also encourages more bids when the municipality puts contracts out to tender, pointed out Calpe’s mayor Ana Sala.

“Rapid payment provides stability for the firms that work with the town hall,” Sala said, drawing attention to the work of Calpe’s Finance councillor Fernando Ortiz.

“Prompt payment is fundamental, particularly at moments as difficult as these.”

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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