Benefits for the self-employed
Social welfare entitlements for the self-employed are limited, but there are some key supports available, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent.
Self-employed people remain at a disadvantage under the Irish social welfare system, but repeated calls have been made for the playing field to be levelled.
Currently, self-employed people pay PRSI at the class S rate of 4 per cent. Employees who are liable for PRSI at the class A rate also pay 4 per cent, but in addition their employers make a contribution of up to 10.75 per cent.
Self-employed people are entitled to a narrower range of...
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