Good bookkeeping in Benidorm

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Good bookkeeping in Benidorm
BENIDORM SPENDING: Town hall ended 2020 in the black Photo credit: Zarateman

BENIDORM town hall finished 2020 with a credit balance of €10.562 million.

Finance councillor Aida Garcia Mayor pointed out that the town hall’s income in fact fell by approximately €2 million owing to a reduction in taxes, water consumption and revenue from concessionaries owing to the pandemic.

“Despite this,” Garcia Mayor explained, “funding from other administrations increased by €4 million.”

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Throughout 2020, the town hall’s spending increased by €11 million, due mainly to grants which grew by €3.5 million.  The local government also had to spend an extra €7.5 million on rubbish collection as well as street-cleaning owing to the need for daily disinfection at the height of the pandemic.

The 2020 results were very positive at a time when the town hall had needed to spend much more on assisting the local population during the Covid crisis, the councillor said.

The town hall had also reduced its outstanding debts by €4.3 million, Garcia Mayor revealed.


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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