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13 businesses closed after spot check in Ixelles shopping arcade

09:42 29/01/2024

All but one of the 14 shops in the Matonge gallery in Ixelles have been closed following an unannounced check by police and inspection services over the weekend.

A host of violations were found, according to the Brussels Labour Auditorate, including illegally employed workers, undeclared work and violations of regulations on part-time employment.

Workplace inspectors found that nine people were employed illegally in the shops in the gallery between Chaussée d'Ixelles and Chaussée de Wavre.

“This was a multidisciplinary control of compliance with social and tax law obligations by the Regional Employment Inspectorate, the NSSO Inspectorate, and the Finance Inspectorate,” authorities said in a statement.

“They were assisted by the Brussels Capital-Ixelles police zone and the federal police.”

Written by Helen Lyons