Definition: Statutory social security contributions
Contributions paid to social security institutions payable by the employer and made compulsory by law. The amounts of such contributions must be entered net of any subsidies. They include:
- Contributions to insurance schemes for retirement pension, sickness, maternity, and disability.
- Statutory contributions to unemployment insurance schemes.
- Statutory contributions to insurance schemes for occupational accidents and diseases.
- Statutory contributions to family allowances schemes.
- All other statutory contributions not mentioned elsewhere.
Community statistics on the level and structure of labour costs 1996 - List, definition and breakdown of the variables, p.6