Following on from my April post on the same subject, it has been confirmed that sole-traders, professionals and business owners must pay four euros more than they have been paying since the last increase in July 2017. This is due to approval of the General State Budget which raises the minimum base rate from 919 euros to 932 euros, meaning that those who pay the minimum contribution will pay 279 euros per month from now on.
It isn’t all bad news… 520 million euros have been allocated from the State Budget to improve sole-trader conditions to include additional help for start-ups, better rates to hire employees and support for those who have children and/or dependents. This is turn will also include better pensions (we hope!).