The Malta Independent 30 March 2023, Thursday
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Foreign workers paid over €202 million in social security contributions in 2021

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 20:03 Last update: about 3 months ago

Social security contributions by non-Maltese persons reached over €202 million in 2021, which increased six-fold since 2012.

This information was tabled in parliament on Tuesday by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana in reply to a question by Nationalist MP Ryan Callus.

The figures show that non-Maltese workers have paid to over €1 billion in social contributions since 2012.

The figures reflect the increased foreign workforce since 2014 which acted as the basis of the government's economic growth strategy. In fact, the first significant increase happened between 2014 to 2015 when social security contributions increased by under €14 million. Then this rose, even more, each year.


Even during the pandemic, from 2019 to 2020, there was just under a €20 million increase.

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