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Encouraging entrepreneurship and self-employment, regulated by the Royal Decree-law 4/2013, of 22nd of February, of support to entrepreneurial and promoting the growth and employment creation measures

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This policy includes a reduction and bonuses for the Social Security for self-employed youth (reduction of the 30% of the tax during the first 15 months or other alternative reductions) and for self-employed disabled people (reduction of the 50% of the tax during the first 5 years or 80% during the 12 first months if they are youth and 50% the 4 following years).
Target group
Policy Field
  • employment
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective of this policy is to encourage measures addressed to reduce the youth unemployment through self-employment and entrepreneurship benefits.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To improve the employability of young people, to increase the employment quality and stability, to promote the opportunities equality in the access to the labour market and to promote the entrepreneurship.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To promote the hiring and entrepreneurship into the youth
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits (This policy consists of a reduction and bonuses for the Social Security for self-employed with different quantities and durations depending on the beneficiary situation)
Intended target group
Young people (men under 30 and women under 3 years old) and disabled people.
Working age population
  • employment situation (Self-employed )
  • main source of income: social protection (Self-eployed)
Employers-private institutional actors
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Head of State)
Intended output
  • others (Policy in force)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Policy in force
Intended and unintended outcomes
Policy in force
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This policy contributes to the resilience and labour market inclusion of young and disabled people through promoting the entrepreneurship and self-employment. On the other hand, people included in the labour market through this policy are expected to create new jobs. / /
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