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Autónomos: Spain announces new aid packages for the self-employed

Esme Fox
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Autónomos: Spain announces new aid packages for the self-employed
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New aid packages to help autónomos have been announced in Spain.

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Autónomos in Spain whose business has been severely affected by the Covid pandemic will be able to access further financial aid, in several regions of the country. 

In Catalonia, the government has announced that from November 30th at 9am until December 7th at 3pm, self-employed workers will be able to apply for a further second round of aid.

Freelancers will be able to apply for this through being registered as an autónomo in the RETA or with a Mutua or mutual society.

Individuals with dependent workers can also apply for the scheme, but only if they have six workers or less as of mid-2020.

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Companies run by self-employed people with up to three members will also be able to take part in the government scheme and must be set up in Catalonia.

It is not yet known exactly how much the aid will be, but will be dependent on individual circumstances.

In Andalucia, the government has announced El Plan de Apoyo a Pymes y Autónomos, a Support Plan for SMEs and Self-Employed by giving an extra €1,000. This new aid is designed to help 85 different economic activities including journalism, photography, performing arts and travel agents.

Thousands across the region have already asked for this help, which has to be applied for before January 15th.

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