February 24, 2021

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Emergency watch for corona support: “The self-employed has the feeling of being alone” | Companies

Emergency watch for corona support: "The self-employed has the feeling of being alone" | Companies

With the extension of the closure, the Association of Zelfstandigen Nederland (VZN) is demanding that the partner test on Tozo be discontinued and the threshold of € 3,000 fixed costs per quarter be lifted. “This amount is too high for many self-employed entrepreneurs, even though they have high fixed costs. Think about the cost of renting a job, rental contracts, insurance and pension accruals, ”says VZN chairman Cristel van de Ven.

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She points out that the cabinet seems to have given little attention to the problems of the self-employed. “You feel alone.”

A performance test will also apply to the Tozo from April 1st. The VZN asks the cabinet to omit this. The organization also urges the cabinet to accelerate the introduction of the announced Temporary Support Costs (TONK). An emergency measure for households that, due to the circumstances, could get into serious financial difficulties. Van de Ven: “That can’t wait until February 1st, 2021. It’s too late for the self-employed who are talking about water now.”