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Football clubs bind in about RSZ-discount

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Political and social pressure was to high

Football clubs bind in about RSZ-discount

The football clubs have come to understand that the current discounts on the social contributions is not sustainable. They will be Friday in the joint committee for sports (consultation between the clubs, spelersvakbond and government) a number of proposals to that back screw.

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Chairman Marc Coucke arrives for the meeting of the Pro League in the headquarters of the football association. Virginie Lefour/belga

Political and social pressure was to high

Football clubs bind in about RSZ-discount

The football clubs have come to understand that the current discounts on the social contributions is not sustainable. They will be Friday in the joint committee for sports (consultation between the clubs, spelersvakbond and government) a number of proposals to that back screw.

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Brussels “We realize that the current SOCIAL security benefits social and politics no longer are defensible,” says Stijn Van Bever, spokesman of the Pro League, the 24 professional clubs represents. “We have a number of calculations of what our proposals for different wages would mean. It is for each club to make a significant difference.’

Today pay topverdieners as Adrien Trebel less social security contributions than a garbage man. How much football players earn, they will pay you up to 868 euros per month. Each year was that for all of the players together means a total of 70 million euro discount on the RSZ-contributions. “The board of directors of the Pro League has to be a management mandate given to Friday to allow the ceiling to increase. A status quo is no longer defensible.’

Damage limit

From the political world, it was felt that there is little willingness in the clubs to the benefits to review. At the beginning of november 2018 defended the Pro League president Marc Coucke and ceo Pierre François yet the current benefits in the parliamentary Committee for Finance. But it was the politics are serious. CD&V has submitted a bill to the fiscal and parafiscal benefits for clubs and players to review, SP.A to they to abolish and minister of Social Affairs Maggie De Block (Open VLD) gave its government the command to issue. Also Green found that something had to be done. The N-VA would be more figures before to take positions.

The question arises as to whether the concession of the professional clubs is sufficient and on time

Under strong political pressure to choose the clubs still for the flight ahead. With their own proposals, they hope to limit the damage. The question arises as to whether their concession is sufficient and on time.

About the discount on the tax that the clubs get together annually approximately 57 million euro, has not spoken at the press conference after the board of directors of the Pro League. The clubs should that reductions in withholding tax or partially re-invest in the youth. May want to the politics extra warranties that effectively happens. (vdm, audits),

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