Since the discontinuation of the master’s duty, professions, or trade thousands of Solo-self-employed. The crafts Association-CRAFTS-not just benefits. President Hans Peter Woll zeal penetrates to a return to the master’s duty, in many Professions, and warns of the distortions in the market. “We can’t let any wild guess work,” said Wool enthusiasm of the news Agency dpa.

A re-introduction of a master’s duty, in so far, admission-free trades to more competition, justice and fair market conditions. Wool zeal, pointed to a legal opinion on behalf of the craft. This will come to the conclusion that a return of the craftsmen of the master’s duty, subject to compliance with certain criteria of constitutional and European law.

In 2004, had disappeared in more than 50 Professions, the master’s duty. “Since deregulation, you need as shutters and blinds, builders, signage and light advertising manufacturers, Gold – and silversmith, organ Builder and musical instruments manufacturer said a master letter and no proof of Qualification to be in these trades independently on the market,” wool zeal.

“Theoretically, anyone can just take an order and make. For these activities, but you should be qualified.” Meanwhile, Some were on their way, which titled themselves as artisans, but not all were trained, criticized the craft President. “And the deliver, of course, not always the quality it should be. The damage to the reputation of the craft as a whole.”

Cheaper prices of the funds

at the expense of Since the deregulation of thousands were in the craft One-person-enterprises. “A lot of Solo-self-employed indicate that they have less than 17,500 euros turnover, so you need to set the customer no VAT in the invoice. The can offer their services much cheaper than reputable craft businesses that charge VAT,” said wool zeal. The Mini-enterprises are rarely created to personnel to build and train.

a Lot of Solo-self-employed not provided also for old age and paid sick and accident insurance. “As a result, you can calculate the other prices and almost 40 percent cheaper,” reckoned wool zeal. “So it is, that you calculate, for the hour is 25 Euro, and businesses that pay social insurance taxes, 50 Euro charge. In many Places it runs in the wrong direction. This should be straightened out.”

wool zeal warned that the deregulation of only the larger range of low-cost craftsmanship. The master numbers-craft, pensions, contributions to unemployment and health insurance.


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