A few days ago the World Bank published a report titled “Doing Business in Spain 2015”. The aim was to find about barriers in the regions and their capital cities when it comes to setting up a company.
Doing Business in Spain 2015 —the first study of its type in the country— examines and compares the regulations that favour or impair business activity through four indicators: (1) procedures for the opening of companies, (2) obtaining construction permits, (3) obtaining electricity supplies and (4) property registry.
In the general ranking Navarra, La Rioja and Madrid came out on top in terms of ease of doing business in Spain.
In this ranking, Navarra, Catalonia and the Basque Country are the regions where it is easiest to get a new electric power connection. The administrative steps mostly depend on the regions, and it was seen that in Navarra the average waiting time was 81 days, as opposed to 178 in Murcia, for example.
The Director of the Global Indicators Group of the World Bank, Augusto López, says that, from the entrepreneur’s point of view it does not matter whether the municipal council, the region or a State body handles an application; the important thing is that it should be easy to complete.
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