MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy The cultural and creative scene has been hit hard by the Corona crisis for months. In an effort to mitigate the consequences of the November lockdown for employees in the creative world, the federal government is making great efforts with Novemberhilfe, which are particularly effective for solo self-employed persons. Solo self-employed persons can make up to 75 percent of their sales as direct for November 2020 Get help. Instead of the comparative month of November 2019, self-employed persons can also use the monthly average earnings in 2019 as the reference framework. In the case of higher sums, a tax advisor must submit the application. With regard to the upper limit of the funding, state aid regulations apply. Furthermore, it has been possible to generously define the group of companies directly and indirectly affected by the recent closure. According to this, in addition to those directly affected by official closures, those companies or self-employed persons are considered indirectly affected, which verifiably and regularly generate 80 percent of their sales in cooperation with the companies directly affected. The businesses directly and indirectly affected by the official closure can get a reimbursement of 75 percent of their turnover from November 2019. The targeted assistance that has now been developed for the self-employed and the pragmatic definition of the group of beneficiaries from the creative sector for the new bridging assistance are a strong signal of solidarity and the Federal Government’s appreciation for the cultural and creative industries. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “The cultural industry is particularly hard hit by the current restrictions. With Novemberhilfe, we have now launched unbureaucratic support from which the many creative, self-employed people in this industry will benefit. I stand by it: We are not leaving our self-employed alone in this crisis. With a view to the culture and media industry, this is not only a question of solidarity, but also central to our cultural identity, which we must not reveal in this difficult crisis. “Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters:” Culture and the media live from creativity and innovative strength of many self-employed people. I am glad that we in the Federal Government have now succeeded in recognizing the needs of this important group of employees. This is a great step forward in dealing with this crisis. Above all, it is a sign of appreciation for many people working in culture and the creative industries. I am glad that it is planned to be able to apply for this help directly and easily. It is also a good signal that the circle of those affected and those indirectly affected is being drawn widely. I am confident that we will get such generous, quick and efficient help on the way for the industries that have been hit hard, especially for culture. “
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