'Unequal Europe: what can we do?' An exclusive business lunch with Frank Vandenbroucke

Historically, the European project was synonymous with increasing prosperity and cohesion, both across member states (through ‘upward convergence’) and within member states. Today, the European Union is confronted with widening social imbalances among its member states, notably in the Eurozone, and widening social imbalances within a number of member states. 


Lamborghinis for all? New UK Pension Rules explained

April  2015 will see the biggest, and most popular, reform to UK pensions in more than a generation. This seminar will  explain how the new rules will work in practice and what you can do to ensure that you are able to take full advantage of the changes. It will also cover the implications for QROPS (Qualifying Overseas Pensions Schemes). As quoted by  the UK pensions minister

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Employer’s Guide for Quality Internships

The European Youth Forum and partners, hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, would like to cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Employers Guide for Quality Internships’ to be held on the 12 March, 18:00 at the offices of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.

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Demystifying dismissals: lessons learnt after year one of the new dismissal rules

1 January 2014 saw the introduction of new dismissal rules in Belgium. Since then it is no longer possible to include probationary periods in employment contracts, employees can no longer claim the Claeys Formula and the same dismissal rules apply to both blue-collar and white-collar employees.

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Implementing an effective fringe benefits policy: how to increase your employees’ pocket salary without your labour cost exploding

Which benefits can I offer to my employees? As an employer, will I have to pay social contributions on the benefits I chose, and will my employees be taxed on them? Do the social security administration and the tax administration always classify benefits the same way? Your options may also be affected by these new labour and social law measures announced by the new federal government:

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Building and delivering innovation through high value manufacturing: the Nissan case

Innovation is stimulating growth in the manufacturing sector by helping businesses and research institutions accelerate new concepts into commercial reality. At this networking lunch, Nissan and Sunderland City Council will talk about how they have collaborated to deliver a world leading automotive sector and the lessons learnt from this close strategic relationship between public and private sectors.

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British Chamber New Year Networking Cocktail

Join us for the first networking cocktail of the year at the luxurious Amigo Hotel. Besides marking the start of the New Year together, we will put the spotlight on Trade & Investment, by celebrating recent achievements and upcoming initiatives, including the launch of the 2015 Golden Bridge Awards.

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