The National Federation of Autonomous Workers, ATA, has published on Wednesday a survey of more than 600 self-employed workers in which eight out of ten (81.2%) have rejected any increase in the quota in 2019. To the question of whether he would welcome an update similar to that of other years, which would mean an increase in what they pay monthly of between three and four euros per month, 64% rejected it and only the remaining 32% would see it well .
From the study, carried out between October 17 and 26 of this year to 617 self-employed workers, it has also been revealed that 71% have declared that they can not quote for a higher base than they do at present. In this line, 29% of respondents have acknowledged that although they can face this payment, for various reasons they would not voluntarily agree: 42% have indicated that they have insurance and alternative plans, while one in three (36%) does not do so due to a lack of confidence in the system and the rest (22%) has adduced other reasons.
In general terms, the 81% of the self-employed consulted have refused to quote more and that the prices rise against 11% that would not see it badly and 8% that does not pronounce. Asked how they would see an update similar to that of the last few years, that is, a basic increase that would cost between € 3 and € 4 more per month, 64% rejected it, 32% did not see it badly and a 4 % does not know or does not answer
In this regard, the president of ATA Lorenzo Love, he recalled that "the self-employed can choose their contribution base" that would be in the range of between 932 euros and 3,804 euros per month. "And that's what they want to continue doing," he stressed. In this regard, he warned that "the self-employed have higher benefits by unilaterally increasing the contributions is not aware of the damage that will cause." Amor has predicted that "many of them will be out of the system" and criticized "this oscillation that benefits nobody creates insecurity and nerves », in reference to the contradictions within the Government.
In this sense, he has considered that "Spain needs that the self-employed continue being the engine of the economy" and remembered that «More than 60% of the self-employed he can not quote more than he does ».
Cessation of activity
On the proposal to change the cessation of activity (the "unemployment" of the self-employed) and to make obligatory contributions for this figure, 71% of those consulted have pronounced against, by 12% in favor and 17% that has not issued a judgment.
On the other hand, 31% of self-employed respondents would agree to contribute more if they approved more benefits (cessation of activity, occupational risks, training …) while 61% would oppose and the remaining 8% would not issue a judgment.
Quotations and Minimum Wages
In the study of ATA, the self-employed have also been asked about the possibility of a reduced contribution to those who bill below the Minimum Wage (12,600 euros per year), a measure that would take effect next year according to the president and with the that the Government has issued contradictory messages.
As in previous sections, 76% of respondents are favorable to legislate In this sense, although a significant 14% do not see it as logical and 10% have preferred not to answer the question. This measure is linked to the need to adjust the contribution of the self-employed to their real income. In this case, 43% of the self-employed surveyed are in favor of adapting the contribution to real income, while 39% are against and prefer the current system. Meanwhile, 18% do not know or do not answer.