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Brits in Belgium invited to join free online webinar discussing financial issues on 21 September

Expat Welcome Desk free webinars
13:15 14/09/2023

A free online webinar on financial issues facing UK citizens living in Belgium will be held on 21 September, from 12.00 to 13.30.

Focusing on tax, pensions and social security, it’s organised by the Expat Welcome Desk of the Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations. It's a free service that advises internationals on the practicalities of daily life in the Belgian capital.

The webinar is part of a series of free events for UK citizens throughout 2023. Legal experts will present an overview of the relevant rules and explore case studies to help participants gain a more practical perspective. A Q&A will follow the brief presentation.

Chairing the event is Amélie Bovy, a legal adviser at the Expat Welcome Desk. She’s joined by Jo Antoons, managing partner at Fragomen Brussels, Wim Cocquyt, director of Fragomen Brussels, and Jonas Helaut, partner (tax & corporate) at Everest law firm.

A spokesperson said: “Tax and social security are still largely managed at national level, so these are complex issues for anyone who moves or works across borders. However, it is important to make sure you are paying into the right tax system to avoid nasty surprises.”

Since Brexit, UK citizens who migrate or work across the EU-UK border face a new set of rules, he added. “Understanding the cross-border rules on social security and pensions will also help an individual claim the right coverage and make appropriate plans for retirement.”

The webinar also tackles the thorny subject of tax and social security contributions. These apply to UK citizens who work in Belgium, live in Belgium but work for a UK employer or work for employers in both countries.

“We will also discuss the tax impact of inheriting property in the UK, claiming a state pension after a career split between the UK and Belgium an access to social security and child benefits for cross-border workers and families,” said the spokesperson.

The webinar is part of a project funded by the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

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Written by The Bulletin