The Government has committed to Podemos that the rise in the Minimum Interprofessional Salary to 900 euros will not affect the minimum contribution base of the self-employed, while it has guaranteed that those of this group that earn less than the SMI will have their quota reduced.
That has been the main result of the first meeting of the follow-up meeting of the budget agreement of the Government and Podemos that was held today for two hours in Congress, and attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Secretary of Organization of Podemos, Pablo Echenique, and the deputy speaker of the parliamentary group, Ione Belarra, among other representatives of the purple party.
Sources of the Ministry of Finance have confirmed to EFE that the meeting has been 'cordial' and 'preparatory' and that its objective was to see how the measures agreed in the budget plan could be implemented in the future, although they recall that the bill is still in force It is being elaborated.
After the last messages launched by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to invite to negotiate the budgets to Cs and to the PP, and diverse information on the quota of the self-employed the Executive has considered advisable to tranquilize the restlessness of We can.
Treasury has transmitted the insistence of the Minister of Labor, Migration and Social Security, Magdalena Valerio, that the increase in the minimum wage will not affect the minimum contribution base of the self-employed, under a provision of the Social Security Law that so allows it.
Precisely, that was the first objective that Podemos could take to this meeting: to ensure that the rise of the SMI "in January" would not translate into an increase in the quota of the self-employed and guarantee that the political commitments reached with the Government in the agreement of budgets are specified in measures and are put into operation as soon as possible in legislative texts.
Both in the commitments written in the pact, and in the spirit of the agreement.
On the part of Podemos, Echenique has celebrated having obtained a "new" commitment Government at today's meeting, and explained that they have also asked the Executive to open "channels of more specific dialogue" and four specific tables on housing, fight against sexist violence, employment and Social Security, and dependency.
Unidos Podemos has also requested the Government the report prepared by experts, by order of the Ministry of Justice, on the reform of Universal Justice, recalling that the budget agreement includes the commitment to promote this reform according to the criteria of said report.
In this way, the purple formation has wanted to 'bind' some budgetary measures that I saw questioned.