The proposed amendment presented by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) on the extension of the simplified lay-off regime for managing partners of micro and small companies was approved Wednesday in the specialty. The PSD initiative was voted point-by-point and counted on the abstention of the Socialist Party (PS) on all points, which made it possible to include the proposal in the final text of the budget proposal.
The Social Democrats initially wanted extraordinary support for managing partners of two-thirds of the salary earned up to a maximum limit of 1.900 euros. The PSD ended up giving up on the proposal and presenting a new one, which is identical to the original proposal, which was failed in Parliament, and provides only that the simplified lay-off regime be applied to the managing partners under the terms provided for by law.
The PSD initiative now approved foresees “the extraordinary support for the reduction of the economic activity of microentrepreneurs and individual entrepreneurs” corresponds to “the value of the remuneration registered as a base of contributory incidence”, when the registered remuneration is less than 1,5 IAS ( 658,21 euros), or “two-thirds of the amount of the remuneration as a basis for contributory levy”, when the remuneration is greater than or equal to 1,5 IAS.
The financial support lasts for one month but can be “extendable monthly, up to a maximum of six months”. The measure has retroactive effect to March 13.
The proposed amendments submitted by the Left Bloc (BE), Communist Party (PCP), CDS-PP, People-Animals-Nature party (PAN), Ecologist Party “Os Verdes” (PEV) and Liberal Initiative that extend support extraordinary to the independent workers were rejected, with the PS voting against and the PSD abstaining. The proposals presented by PAN and Chega on this same matter were also failed.
The proposed amendments come after the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, vetoed the diploma approved in Parliament on May 28, which provided for extraordinary income support for microentrepreneurs and individual workers, and for having launched the challenge to the parties that the proposal could be presented in the specialty, given that the expansion of support is "socially relevant".