The self-employed will see the new contribution system gradually applied starting next year. Instalments of between 245 to 500 euros will be paid. This will increase in 2024 and reach 2025, which will almost match the amount that was agreed by the Government and the social agents last Monday. Jose Luis Escriva (Minister of Social Security) sent the entire proposal to them Tuesday morning. The application calendar was not yet agreed upon.
Escriva has once more given in to employers' demands and will increase quotas for those who are most active. This was requested by ATA (the main association of freelancers integrated into the CEOE). Despite the fact that UATAE and UPTAE requested they be implemented in January, the reductions to quotas for the lowest-earning workers will be made gradually.
In any event, the agreement appears to be almost closed in the absence Social Security sending the final text. It could even materialize in "the next few days", as the negotiators told this newspaper.
"The negotiations are almost over. We are confident. We are confident.
In particular, self-employed with a monthly net income less than 670 euro will be required to pay 245 euros for 2023. This is almost 50 euros less than the current minimum contribution of 294 euros. It will drop slightly to 237 euros in 2024 and then remain at 230 euros in 2025.
In the same vein, self-employed workers with incomes below 1,300 euro will have their quotas lowered in 2023. They will also be allowed to start 2025 with lower quotas. There are approximately 2.2 million. The current price of 294 Euros is locked for three years for those earning between 1,300 to 1,700 Euros.
In fact, the progressive increase in contributions in 2023 will apply to 1,700 euros of net income. This will impact nearly 800,000. The highest fees will be EUR500, EUR530 and EUR590 respectively in 2023, 2024, 2024 and 2025.
UPTA believes that the Executive's "progressive proposition" is not what they intended. Eduardo Abad, its president, urged all parties for an agreement, saying that "they don't making the definitive alteration of the contribution model". This would benefit only the self-employed with very high incomes, and ignores the self employed who make a tremendous effort to pay all fees.