A Simplified Social Protection Scheme for Micro-entrepreneurs

Organization(s): ILO
Author: Thibault van Langenhove
Country: France
Year: 2018

To encourage entrepreneurship and reduce social and tax evasion, the Government of France introduced a simplified mechanism in 2009. It facilitated the creation of micro-enterprises, collected taxes and encouraged affiliation of self-employed workers to the social security system. The scheme has led to the creation of 911,000 micro-enterprises till date.

Social Protection and Human Rights