Parents deserve some appreciation. Especially right now. Parents’ Day draws attention to the importance of parents and their role in society. Since most of us at Red Tape Translation are parents juggling our work projects with school pickups, we’re taking a moment to give ourselves – and all of our clients who are parents – a serious pat on the back.
Berlin Rental Cap deemed unconstitutional
The Federal Constitutional Court declared the Berlin rent cap “unconstitutional” this morning at 9:30 a.m.… Read more
Enjoy the Easter Break – Out of Office until 6.4.2021
Happy Easter or happy holidays, whatever tickles your fancy. Red Tape Translation is now out of office until Tuesday, 6th April.
Women’s History Month in Berlin
March is women’s history month! We just happen to have a creative intersectional feminist and Berlin tour guide on our staff. What a happy coincidence. Lioba spills the beans on Berlin’s heroines: Clara Zetkin, May Ayim, Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Hahm.
Applications for Neustarthilfe are open
Good news: It’s finally here. The application process for Überbrückungshilfe III started in mid-February, and the coveted Neustarthilfe für Soloselbstständige followed last Tuesday.
Neustarthilfe für Solo-Selbständige
Lots of freelancers find themselves in a tough financial situation. Ever since the pandemic started, many of us have been left entirely without work. There are financial instruments like Kurzarbeitergeld for employees, but freelancers have often been left with no choice but to get their basic needs covered by the Jobcenter.
Flat searches in Berlin
Welcome to Berlin! Now that you’re here, you’ll need a place to hang your hat. It’s easier said than done.
German Bureaucracy: Changes to Expect in 2021
The year 2020 kept us on our toes, so we can only hope that 2021 is not quite so unpredictable. While we anticipate life beyond our firework-free Silvester evening, let’s outline the bureaucratic changes likely to affect expats living in Germany in 2021.
A New Project for Brits in Germany: Converting your UK Driving Licence
The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020. If you’ve decided to stay in Germany, now is a really good time to think about converting your UK driver’s license to a German one, but you’d really need to get into gear to manage it by the New Year!
Novemberhilfe, Dezemberhilfe, Neustarthilfe, Soforthilfe … please explain?
Lockdown ruining your revenue? Homeschooling your kids instead of earning? Enter a confusing array of government grants designed to compensate you. There are so many of them, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s what we know so far.
IBB to check whether you really needed Soforthilfe II in Spring
The Investitionsbank Berlin will be asking all freelancers and small businesses who received Soforthilfe in the Spring whether they needed it or not. If they didn’t really need it or didn’t need all of it, they should pay some or all of it back.
All I Want for Brexit is an Aufenthaltsdokument-GB
In 2020, time stands still in so many ways, and yet some wheels keep on turning. Like that big ol’ steamboat chugging past on its way to Brexit, terminus. The 31st December 2020 will not only mark the end of a very turbulent year but also the end of an era, quite literally. So, what will 2021 look like for UK citizens living in Berlin? … Read more