The government has met with self-employed organizations and social agents this Monday to continue negotiations on a new contribution system for real income for the self-employed group, 13 installments made at the end of May and proposals for contributions to be kept unchanged. and in which it increases the quota of Between 250 and 550 Euro per monthfor the period 2023-2025.
This is explained by the people responsible for the self-employed organizations. UPTA You ATA, Eduardo Abad and Lorenzo Amor, whose perspectives on the issue differ greatly. While the UPTA sees the government’s proposal as “totally adoptable”, the ATA rejects it, so everything indicates that the matter will not be unanimously agreed upon in the social dialogue.
unloading, for its part, has called on the Ministry of Social Security to do more to reduce fees for low-income classes so that “they do not over-finance the system.” Utai sources told Europa Press, “In the lower segment, someone who earns 400 euros a month pays more than 60% of the fee, while the effort in the upper class does not reach 15% of their income. “
The proposal submitted by the government at the end of May stated that in the first six phases, corresponding to a net return of between 670 and 1,700 euros per monthAccording to UPTA calculations, the self-employed pay Social Security between 250 and 294 euros monthly, which means they will now take a cut of between 52 and 65 euros compared to the average monthly payment.
Conversely, in the remaining seven sections, which go from 1,701 to 4,050 Euro per month of net income, the self-employed must pay the fee between Social Security 400 and 550 Euro per monthWhich is 35 to 107 euros per month more than the current average.
After the meeting held on Monday, UPTA President Dr. edward abadoThe U.S. has emphasized that, in addition to sharing with the government, the need for this new system to be introduced in 2023, it sees the executive’s proposal as “completely acceptable”.
« The sections the government has proposed are completely economical and will reduce their contribution effort to 2.4 million self-employed by between 400 and 1,050 euros per year and will hardly mean an increase in contributions for high-income people , because the average contribution that they now pay hardly represents a difference of 20%”, Abad defended.
That being the case, at UPTA they want this new contribution system to be designed next week with the maximum possible unanimity so that it can be approved as soon as possible. “We demand that the government take a bold decision next week and set aside the implementation of this system forever,” Abad said.
As such, the chairman of the UPTA has urged the executive to propose a “certain or almost certain” text next week that can be taken to Congress for approval.
In contrast, the President of the ATA, love lorenzohas described as “unacceptable, with this country falling and falling”, the table of contributions that the government proposes that self-employed pay for during the next three years.
«Increasing the contribution to between 33% and 90% for the nearly one million self-employed is something we cannot accept. (…) either the government brings its listing proposal closer to what the trade associations, CEOE, CEPIM and ATA once proposed, or unfortunately we cannot reach any sort of agreement,” warns Amor. , who has insisted that his organization will not support that a million freelancers are “going to be hacked.”
ATA proposes a minimum fee of 205 Euro per month
ATA, CEOE and Cepyme have proposed that the minimum fee to be paid every month by the self-employed in 2023, 2024 and 2025 is 205 EUR if your net return is equal to or less than EUR 700 per month, the lowest income group out of the 12 offered by him. In the highest segment (net income of more than 3,620 euros per month), the minimum fee will be 329.7 euros in 2023, 365 in 2024 and 400.4 in 2025. Employers suggest that the self-employed with SMI above and income up to EUR 1,500 will not see their share increase over the next three years.
In his opinion of Amor, the government’s proposal is “too far” from the self-employment estimate at the moment. “It is not just a rise in prices. We are paying much more expensive diesel, more expensive power, cost of production and raw materials through the roof. The problem is that the cow doesn’t give much milk,” Amor said.
More consensus on Social Security
Although the classes and quotas proposed by the government do not equally reassure the self-employed representatives, there appears to be a greater consensus about the social security of the group.
According to Abad, the government has proposed several different models for Collection of profit for cessation of activity: Extraordinary, which shall become permanent in cases requiring extraordinary defense of the self-employed person; And the simple one, whose self-employed can take advantage of itself in a variety of situations.
Thus, as explained, normal termination profits can be capitalized in situations of “fragility” of the business and can also be used to help self-employed people who need to temporarily stop their activity. has to be suspended. “In all cases they will receive 50% of the contribution base and must demonstrate a turnover loss of 75%”, Abad indicated.
The chairman of the UPTA also revealed that there is an agreement between the government and the participants of the negotiating table to equate the benefits and contributions of self-employed parents with children with serious or very serious illnesses to their own children. Unanimity” is agreement. working worker foreign
ATA President Lorenzo Amor confirmed, “There has been talk of the profit sector improving self-employment benefits, and in this we can say that there is more consensus and there may be meeting points.”
ATA closes door to a settlement on self-employment quota