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EU Cancer Plan Report

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 16:54
On 18 November, The British Chamber of Commerce EU & Belgium brought together a high-level group of industry experts and scientists as well as representatives from the European Commission and MEPs to discusshow effective action on cancer prevention offers the best path for a successful Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The event outlined concrete steps the …

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Protected: Digitalising Education: The Time is Now

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 00:04
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SD Worx and BritCham EU & Belgium Present: Brexit FAQ’s and UK-Belgium Employer-Employee Issues

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:20
Read this blog for the most up-to-date advice and FAQ’s for UK and Belgium Employer-Employee issues post-January 2021. Advice subject to these issues not being revised as part of the ongoing negotiations.

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End of Transition Period: What to Expect

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 15:55
Read Madeline Reynolds blog to find out more on what to expect for the end of the Brexit Transition Period.

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Protected: COVID-19 Restrictions Update: Beligum & UK

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:58
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Protected: Black History Month: How you and your business can take action now

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 22:43
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Get Ready for Brexit!

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:27
Read Yasmine Lingemann's blog on how best to prepare you and your business for the end of the Brexit transition period- available in English, French, German & Dutch. For more information, head over to https://www.gov.uk/eubusiness.

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Protected: Coronavirus Contaminates Cohort of Student Prospects

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 17:17
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Protected: Welcome Back, Friends!

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 18:10
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Trade Negotiations: The Role of Private Stakeholders

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 16:59
Read this week's blog by César Guerra Guerrero, Partner & Trade Policy at Euraffex to find out more about Trade Negotiations and the Role Private Stakeholders Play within the Process.

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New Belgian Furlough Schemes: Which is Best for You?

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:02
On Friday 28th August the British Chamber of Commerce EU Belgium had the pleasure of hosting Sophie Maes and Sieglien Huyghe from Claeys & Engels to discuss the new changes to the Belgium temporary unemployment scheme from today, September 1st. The existing scheme will be split up into five new schemes for Belgian businesses to choose from. Read this blog for a full breakdown of each scheme.

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Belgian Savings Reach Record High Amid Coronavirus Confidence Crash

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 14:54
Read Yasmine Lingemann's blog on how Belgian's are big savers which is problematic during the Covid-19 Crisis and Brexit transition period. Find out how you can help your business to navigate through this challenging time.

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A Year Working at BritCham

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 09:32
By Tomos Ireland-Life Not knowing many people in Brussels at first, living in overcrowded house and missing home a bit meant that I was nervous to start my new role one year ago. Now, even though this year has panned out differently than what was expected, I can say that deciding to work for BritCham …

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No more Transition at the UK Border

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:04
By Liam Smyth, ChamberCustoms @chambercustoms www.chambercustoms.co.uk The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in December this year. It is vital that businesses take action now to get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021. Until the new border operating model …

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UK-EU Border – The Devil’s in the Detail

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 13:48
The practical implications of Brexit on everyday UK-EU trade is becoming clearer week by week. This week, Amazon announced changes affecting Amazon sellers, customs briefings and enquiries ramped up, and the impact on product availability and businesses started to become evident. The detail is very welcome, and helps businesses prepare further. For some, the impact …

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UK-EU Trade – Get Ready For The End Of The Transition Period

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 11:16
The UK Government has published its long awaited border operating model. It makes clear how the border with the EU will work – at least in most cases. But some important questions remain, and the cost to business, in customs administration work alone, will be substantial. The government has responded to some key demands from …

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The EU Recovery Plan

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:16
Last week’s virtual summit of EU leaders discussed the proposal for a revised long term budget and EU Recovery Plan – put together by the Commission in double quick time. Much of the discussion between member states is inevitably informed by a calculation of who gets what, and who pays, so it will not be …

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Declaring your UK income in your Belgian Tax Return

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 13:21
If you have any income that you receive in the UK and are unclear how to declare this in your Belgian income tax declaration, here’s some advice from Eric Laurent. If you need more, sign up for our webinar on Wednesday 24 June, especially as the deadline for personal tax declarations is 30 June! Eric …

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The 110th Annual General Meeting

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:25
I wouldn’t say I’m an old hand at AGM’s but I’ve sat through quite a few and organised some too.  But this year was another new experience, and somewhat of a challenge – the Chamber’s first digital AGM.  Over the last few months’ we’ve all discovered the joys of Zoom, particularly the ease of moving …

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Working from home – the new norm

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:34
The impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown measures have affected each of us in different ways. It’s caused health issues that have changed the lives of many, whilst others have been left unscathed. It’s also freed the time of thousands of people who’ve been placed under the furlough scheme, whilst the days of others …

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