MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
November aid can be applied for unbureaucratically by those directly and indirectly affected
The details of the November Extraordinary Economic Aid are available. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Finance announced this yesterday evening. The deputy chairwoman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Gitta Connemann, and the culture and media policy spokeswoman Elisabeth Motschmann explain:
Gitta Connemann: “Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Artists, creatives and organizers have been fighting for their existence for months. The corona pandemic has stolen almost everything from them. Even now the scene is hit hard again. Without events, there is a lack of employment opportunities and fees. There has been government support so far – but not always precisely. The November aid is all the more important. Because it sends the right signal. We won’t let the cultural and creative industries down. And it offers the right tools. Those who are indirectly affected can also apply for help, namely all those who regularly make 80 percent of their sales with businesses that have to close. Solo self-employed people can apply for funding without any red tape. You are given the right to choose which turnover is used as a measure of compensation – the weekly turnover in November 2019 or the average weekly turnover in 2019. We fought for this. The effort was worthwhile. This means light at the end of a long tunnel for artists and creatives. “
Elisabeth Motschmann: “Our artists are in need. They need our help and they are getting our help. We take into account the special life and professional situation of solo self-employed people. You can apply for a grant up to a maximum of EUR 5,000 directly without a tax advisor. But already now we have to look beyond November, because many cultural workers lack a perspective. We are not allowed to put our hands in our laps. “
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