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.
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
Interactive panel debate on access to funding and business growth in the UK.
Agreements reached under judicial supervision between prosecutors and organisations or individuals, commonly known as Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) in the UK and US, are becoming increasingly widespread in the fight against financial crime.
This event is held under Chatham House rule
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.
The Ambassador Hosts: Minister-President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette: "How will Plan Marshall 4.0 make Wallonia more attractive to business?"
Join us for lunch with HMA Alison Rose and Minister–President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, who will present his government’s new plan, Marshall 4.0, and discuss the practical implications of the plan on the business conditions and attractiveness of Wallonia for trade and investment.
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.
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:
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.
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.