Archive: June 2018

What the Belgian ‘Wealth Tax’ means for you…

21st June 2018

Marc Quaghebeur, De Broeck Van Laere & Partners The Act of 7 February 2018, one that essentially is a ‘wealth tax’, sees the introduction of an annual 0.15 percent tax on financial instruments held in securities accounts valued over €500,000. On the surface this seems fairly straightforward, on further... read more

Posted in: News, Tax

QROPS – Caveat Emptor!

20th June 2018

Since April 2015, with the lowest interest rates in history, pensions have become a lot more interesting for all. The current excitement is around Defined Benefit transfers and QROPS, or more recently, ROPS. Acronyms are generally a succinct way to summarise a concept, and there appears to be no... read more

Posted in: News, Pensions

Brussels Childbirth Trust

13th June 2018

On Tuesday 5th June, Amanda Newell spoke at an informal interactive event for the BCT (Brussels Childbirth Trust) on the topic of ‘What happens if I die in Belgium and Understanding Life Insurance.’ She was accompanied by our Belgium Director Ed Read Cutting. Amanda outlined the procedures required to... read more

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Supporting the Friends of the British School of Brussels Summer Ball

On 2nd June, Julie Hartland-Swann represented The Fry Group at the Friends of the British School of Brussels Summer Ball. This is an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics Belgium held at the Colonial Palace. Rene Peeters, Vice-President of the General Assembly of the Special Olympics Belgium, was in... read more

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