The increase in the minimum wage to 900 euros per month will entail an increase in whatpay 85% of the self-employed to Social Security, the minimum base, since both indicators are referenced. In fact, the government's budget plan aims to raise 1.5 billion dollars to alleviate the system's deficit.
However, before the uproar generated among the collective of the self-employed, the Socialist Executive has rectified. On January 1, 2019, it is expected that the reform of the autonomous regime agreed by PSOE and Podemos but that has not yet been developed, and that will make them quote for their real income, which would guarantee a reduction of the fee for self-employed workers with lower incomes. If that reform does not take effect in time, the Government will decouple the minimum wage increase from the minimum quota.
We said it in 2016, we have said it now and we will say it in the future. You have to climb the #SMI and the minimum bases but progressively. More than 1million of # autonomous We create employment but we can not assume an increase in wage costs of 22% in a single year. pic.twitter.com/4MCG1kLkEG
– Fed. Autónomos ATA (@autonomosata) October 17, 2018
For its part, the president of the National Federation of Autonomous Workers' Associations (ATA), Lorenzo Amor, has celebrated in his official Twitter account that the Government has guaranteed that the minimum contribution base for the self-employed will not be affected after the increase of the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) up to 900 euros in 2019. However, he has asked the Government to also ensure that self-employed workers do not increase their labor costs by 22% due to the increase in the minimum bases that accompany the rise of the SMI.
"We celebrate that the Government guarantees now that the minimum contribution base for the self-employed will not rise. Now I could also guarantee that 1 million self-employed employers will not increase their costs by 22% in a year due to the rise of minimum bases », he pointed out in a tweet.
The self-employed with employees with the SMI will pay almost € 3,000 more per year … The problem will worsen for freelancers with employees in the minimum base of Group 1 contribution (which will also rise 22.3% and will pass in 2019 to € 1,466 / month) and will imply an additional cost of € 4,500 more per year pic.twitter.com/9nc0Fub1mj
– Lorenzo Amor (@lorenzoamor_ata) October 17, 2018