The Community of Madrid expands its aid to the self-employed with 5 million for contributions and promotion of work-life balance
The Community of Madrid is expanding its lines of aid to self-employed workers and SMEs with 5 million euros to face the payment of Social Security contributions and to promote their social responsibility and work-life balance. Workers and companies that carry out their activity in the region will benefit from the two initiatives of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, approved today by the Government Council. These increases bring the regional Executive's investment for both measures to 23 million during 2023.
Thus, the Madrid Government has authorized two million euros of extra credit aimed at aid for the self-employed, in addition to the other 12 that had been assigned last March during this year's financial year.
The funds will be used to finance the so-called Flat Rate of 50 euros during the first 24 months of initial registration in the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers, with which the Madrid Executive complements the reduction assumed by the State in the first year. In addition, and as a novelty, people who register in 2023 will be able to benefit from the new Zero Rate, with which 100% of Social Security contributions will be covered for all self-employed workers who start their business in the region during the first twelve months, and it will be extended for another 12 months to those who take advantage of the minimum base.
At the same time, it will also apply to self-employed women who have the right to reduced contributions after having ceased due to birth or adoption and resume their activity within two years following the effective date of termination, as reflected in the Birth Strategy. of Maternity Protection and Birth Promotion and Conciliation of the Community of Madrid.
Thanks to the promotion policies that the Community of Madrid has been carrying out, between August 2022 and August 2023, the growth rate of membership in the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) in the region (+0,8, 0,2%) is four times higher than the national average (+XNUMX%).
Help for conciliation
On the other hand, in SMEs The budget destined to subsidize the implementation of programs, master plans or actions to promote social responsibility and work-life balance is increased by 3 million euros -8 in total by 2023-. In this case, the aid may reach 75% of the costs, with a maximum of 2.500 euros per beneficiary.
It is also planned to prioritize the hiring of new personnel in the teleworking modality or formalizing flexible hours agreements with that same amount. At the same time, 75% of the cost of the equipment (with a maximum of 2.500 euros) purchased to work from home will also be covered. So far, more than two hundred applications have been managed with an average aid amount of 6.300 euros.
All these aids can be requested from this month through the electronic headquarters of the Madrid Government.