New Families’ Day at the British School of Brussels

11th September 2018

On Sunday 9 September Fry Group Financial Adviser Amanda Newell and her daughter Olivia, Senior Adviser Sean O’Connor along with two new employees Stephanie Atterbury and Diogo Tribuna attended the New Families’ Day at the British School of Brussels (BSB). The sun was shining and many new families attended... read more

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The Fry Group on the Basketball Courts of Belgium

4th July 2018

The Fry Group logo has been seen around the basketball courts of Belgium as the sponsor for several of the Basketball Club Ecole Européenne teams, including the men’s and women’s senior teams represented in the top provincial and regional divisions of the Belgian Federation leagues. The men’s team is... read more

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The British School of Brussels Awards Ceremony

The Fry Group were once again delighted to support The British School of Brussels Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 26th June, held in the prestigious Promotiezaal (Presentation Hall) at Leuven Univesity. Ed Read Cutting was also delighted to be able to read out the citation for this year’s The Fry... read more

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Another Instalment of our ‘Where in the World…?’ Series

No ‘Problem’ for Jeremy Woodley, MD of The Fry Group, as he addresses an audience in Brussels on the potential financial planning pitfalls of returning to the UK. Ably assisted by Debbie Benson, UK Assistant Tax Manager who presented some tax planning hints. Also speaking was Currency transfer specialist... read more

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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

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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

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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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An update on all things tax…

6th February 2018

A number of regulatory changes are afoot this year in Belgium. The coming months will bring the reduction of some taxes and the introduction of others. And do watch out if you take out Belgian nationality. A overview of the main changes follows: Reduction: Corporation Tax reduces in Belgium... read more

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