WORKING IN SPAIN

Spain planning change in Social Security contributions for freelancers

The self-employed could soon pay according to their real income, rather than a fixed monthly amount regardless of how much they make

CORONAVIRUS

Over 1.5 million Spaniards are either jobless or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic

A recent report shows that the hospitality, transportation and retail sectors have been worst hit, predominantly affecting Spain’s coastal areas

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Spain extends ERTE furlough scheme until January 31

The deal, which has received the green light from unions and employers, also includes new support for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus crisis

CORONAVIRUS

Fearing new coronavirus lockdown, Spaniards look for bigger homes outside of the city

The prospect of another few months of confinement as well as the shift to remote working are driving the market for more spacious properties in more remote areas

TOURISM

Spain’s Canary Islands feeling the absence of foreign tourists

Businesses are having a tough time getting the summer season back on track due to fears of flying amid the Covid-19 crisis

CORONAVIRUS

Sent home over Covid-19, laid-off workers still waiting for their checks in Spain

Delays processing ERTE temporary layoff claims have left thousands of families in a precarious financial situation

CORONAVIRUS

Screens between tables and sanitary welcome kits: How Spain’s tourism industry is preparing for life after lockdown

One luxury hotel in Madrid plans to tests guests for the coronavirus, while restaurant owners in the southern province of Cádiz say they do not know whether they will survive the fallout from the crisis

SPORTS

Iker Casillas: “I don’t know what my future holds”

Now out of hospital after suffering a heart attack, the Spanish sporting star is in good spirits but is unsure if he will return to playing top-level soccer

Soccer | La Liga

Where have all the goals gone?

World-class scorers Ronaldo, Suárez, Griezmann and Benzema are all struggling to hit the back of the net in Spain’s top division

MOTORSPORT

Carlos Sainz out of Dakar Rally after gearbox failure on Peugeot

Racing legend was leading with seven-minute advantage before being forced to retire