The proposal divides the self-employed into 13 sections, ranging from those who earn less than 600 euros per month to those who earn more than 4,050.

It would come into force in 2023 and with a transition period of 9 years

The Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security presented its proposal this Thursday to reform the contribution of self-employed workers and graduate it based on their income. In an approach that José Luis Escrivá's team has presented to the social agents and that responds to one of the commitments made with Brussels, component 30 of the recovery plan, which establishes that a new contribution system for the self-employed will be implemented “based on the returns from the economic activity carried out.”

The aim is to break the current system that provides for the power to choose the contribution base, regardless of one's income, with the result that almost 85% of the group does so for the minimum base.

The proposal divides the self-employed into 13 sections, ranging from those who earn less than 600 euros per month to those who earn more than 4,050. In this way, the minimum fee to pay would be 184 euros per month for the self-employed in the section who earn less than 600 euros per month, and would increase to 1,267 euros for those in the maximum income section, those who exceed 4,050 euros. . In addition, there will be a reduced flat rate of 70 euros in the first two years for self-employed workers with less income. To give the system more flexibility, each self-employed person will be able to change base six times a year depending on their income.

 Fountain: Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.

Go to a quote for the self-employed based on returns from economic activity

The system would be applied from 2023 gradually over nine years, with a review every three years.

“Having an adequate contribution base will offer a much higher level of protection,” indicate sources from the Ministry of Inclusion, who estimate that, with this system, two out of every three self-employed workers will see their contributions reduced with respect to the system currently in force. They point out that those who now have lower incomes would pay up to 1,300 euros less per year. And in reference to those who earn between 600 and 900 euros per month, which is a very large group, they will save about 600 euros per year with the new system.

On Monday there will be a new board meeting to discuss this proposal, which has already provoked disparate reactions, with criticism from ATA, an association linked to the CEOE, and the favorable position of UPTA and UATAE. Specifically, on behalf of ATA, its president Lorenzo Amor has said that “he does not like music at all” and that what was proposed would mean that a self-employed person who “now invoices 2,300 euros per month in nine years pays Social Security twice as much as now".

On the other hand, the president of UPTA, Eduardo Abad, considers that the new system will correct situations such as the one million self-employed workers who, with work output above 25,000 euros, pay for the minimum bases. “It is something that the system cannot allow,” said Abad.

From UATAE they have also valued the start of the negotiation positively and have asked that the new self-employed contribution system "reach as soon as possible to those who have the least income."

The Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security has presented today a new proposal to reform the contribution of self-employed workers and graduate it based on their income. In an approach that José Luis Escrivá's team has presented to the social agents today and that they will continue discussing on Monday.

The proposal divides the self-employed into 13 sections, ranging from those who earn less than 600 euros per month to those who earn more than 4,050. “Having adequate contribution bases will offer a much higher level of protection,” indicate sources from the Ministry of Inclusion, who estimate that with this system, two out of every three self-employed workers will see their contributions reduced with respect to the system currently in force.

In this way, the minimum fee to pay would be 184 euros per month for the self-employed in the section who earn less than 600 euros per month, and would increase to 1,267 euros for those in the maximum income section, those who exceed 4,050 euros. . In addition, there will be a reduced flat rate of 70 euros in the first two years for self-employed workers with less income.

The system would be applied gradually starting in 2023 and over nine years, with a review every three years. On Monday there will be a new board meeting to discuss this proposal, in which social agents will be able to share their first reactions to Minister Escrivá's approach.

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