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Delivery of the Report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and the role of public authorities. A much-needed response to the Spanish parliament


The Ombudsman, Ángel Gabilondo, presented the Report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and the role of public authorities. A much-needed response, to the President of the Spanish Parliament, Francina Armengol and complying with the assignment received from the Spanish Congress after the approval of a Non-Law Proposition (PNL), on 10 March 2022, which had […]

The Ombudsman recommends that aid for housing rehabilitation should be compatible with minimum pension supplements and the minimum subsistence income


The Ombudsman initiated an ex officio action and sent two recommendations to the Secretary of State for Social Security and Pensions to study legal changes that would make it possible for subsidies and aid for housing rehabilitation, received by individuals or homeowners’ associations, to be excluded and not to be counted for the purposes of […]

The Ombudsman reminded local councils that they must exercise greater supervision of outdoor activities to ensure that neighbours can rest and relax


The Ombudsman receives hundreds of complaints every year, especially in summer, about the noise and nuisance generated by outdoor activities: music festivals, various shows or the patron saint festivals that are held in towns, neighbourhoods and cities next to urban centres. Through the complaints it handles, the Ombudsman reminds local councils that Law 37/2003, of […]

The Tax Office accepted the Ombudsman’s approach to alleviating the digital divide


The Tax Agency (AEAT) has accepted the Ombudsman’s criteria and will make it easier for taxpayers over 65 years of age, who have difficulties in the digital environment, to be attended in person at its offices. This measure affects tenants of properties subject to VAT when they have to fill in form 303. In a […]

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