Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is supposed to be the champion of young people. Many young Italians are freelance workers. Sometimes it’s a matter of law and tradition. The Italian lawyers, for example, are rarely allowed to be employees by the Bar rules. More often, however, employers simply don’t want to have new workers on their payroll.
Until today these young freelancers were saved by the Government with low taxes and social contributions. However, the Parliament is now going to pass Mr Renzi’s budget law, which will increase both taxes and social contributions for freelancers.
The commentators quickly pointed this out, and Mr Renzi promised that the new rules will be amended in a few months.