Employees

  • Germany Update - September 2017

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    For the first time since WW II we will have a party in parliament right of the Christian Democrats (Conservatives): AfD “Alternative for Germany” (which in fact is not one!). However I don’t see it so much dangerous, as the voters for this “anti” party did not really have a program, they just needed to open their arms in order to collect all those...
  • Employee Benefits Update

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    Pension Increase state pension age The State Benefit is paid out to all citizens in the Netherlands. The total amount received depends on the number of years lived in the Netherlands and whether the person is single or living together with a partner. As per January 2013 the retirement age for the state pension (AOW) has increased and will continue...
  • Employee Benefits Update (Dutch Version)

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    Pensioen Stijging AOW-leeftijd en pensioenrichtleeftijd De AOW-leeftijd stijgt in 2022 naar 67 jaar en drie maanden De pensioenrichtleeftijd wordt met ingang van 1 januari 2018 verhoogd van 67 naar 68 jaar. Reden voor deze stijgingen is de gestegen algemene levensverwachting. In de loop van 2017 zullen de pensioenregelingen aangepast moeten worden...
  • Already ? Surely Not!

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    It’s that time again when many International Teachers are coming to the end of their existing contracts or just relish a new challenge. Professionally, due to timing, you most likely have already had to resign from your existing post (usually by Christmas) before confirming a new posting (vacancies advertised/job fairs begin early Jan 2017 onwards)...
  • Changes 2017 in employee benefit legislation

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    Retirement Every year several figures for pension plans in the Netherlands are updated. Please find the most important changes below. Offset Pension system Minimum required offset Final Pay € 14.850 Average Pay € 13.123 Defined Contribution € 13.123   The offset has to be taken into account because of the social state p...
  • Gender pay gap reporting is coming in October – what do you need to know?

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    New regulations on gender pay gap reporting are set to come into effect at the start of October 2016. Whilst this can only be a good thing to reduce the discrepancy between the pay received by men and women in the UK (the current pay gap is 19.2%), it also means additional expectations of affected employers to publish the numbers on their gender pa...
  • Changes from January 1st 2017 in the Netherlands

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    Due to the Wet Beperking Ziekteverzuim (Law Limitation Absence Through Illness) and Arbeidsongeschiktheid Vangnetters (Disability Safety Nets), or BeZaVa. Employers pay annual premiums to the Tax Authorities for permanent and temporary employees for the cost of long term disabled employees. The differentiated Whk (employment continuation funds) pre...
  • What's new in the new tax year?

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    In this article we provide a reminder of the various changes that have taken place from 6th April which will have an impact on the financial planning world. This includes changes in the areas of pensions, taxation and savings. Pensions Lifetime allowance – has reduced from £1.25m to £1m. Two new protections are available (Individual Protection 201...
  • Wijzigingen 2016 in werknemersvoorzieningen

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    Pensioen Jaarlijks worden diverse wettelijke bedragen voor de Nederlandse pensioenregelingen aangepast. Hieronder staan de belangrijkste wijzigingen. Franchise Pensioensysteem Minimale fiscal franchise Eindloonregeling € 14,657 Middelloonregeling € 12,953 Beschikbarepremieregeling € 12,953 In een pensioenregeling moet re...
  • Changes 2016 in employee benefit legislation

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    Retirement Every year several figures for pension plans in the Netherlands are updated. Please find the most important changes below. Offset Pension system Minimum required offset Final Pay € 14,657 Average Pay € 12,953 Defined Contribution € 12,953   The offset has to be taken into account because of the social state...
  • Car sharing deserves better tax incentives

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    A recent report, ‘On the Move’, published by Policy Exchange Think-Tank researchers, explores ideas and policy proposals on how to create a more mobile workforce. One of the key policy ideas in the Report is about offering tax benefits to commuters who use ride-sharing schemes and free parking in city centres for care sharing. Drivers who offer fel...