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Providing practical HR advice and support


Local Knowledge works regularly with organisations to help them manage the cultural aspects of being an employer in Belgium. As you will know if you have been in Belgium for only five minutes, there are a great many rules for the Belgian employer to contend with even if the company only has one employee. Our role is to make sure you are aware of those rules and that you have integrated them into your own workplace policies and practices. We find that this is often very challenging for organisations whose cultural centre is in another country where naturally, quite different rules [...]

Providing practical HR advice and support2010-07-16T19:16:53+00:00

Registering an NGO operations centre


An international NGO with a Belgian member posted two workers to the Belgian affiliate’s office to work on EU issues. As their workload has increased and as the organisation has identified further opportunities, the parent NGO wanted to explore the options around a separate legal registration for the international office in Belgium. They commissioned Local Knowledge to set out the various options for legal registration and to make recommendations for their specific case. Following acceptance of our recommendation, Local Knowledge was on hand to ensure that the right forms were correctly completed and that all the relevant signatories from the international [...]

Registering an NGO operations centre2010-07-16T19:12:50+00:00

Setting up a business


Overview: Yana Groves, who in 2008 arrived in Belgium seeking to set up a media training consultancy in Brussels, is British but speaks limited French. Her main aim was to be self employed and was interested in finding the cheapest, most tax efficient solution. After receiving advice from Local Knowledge on the different business incorporation options available to her in Belgium, she decided to opt for the quick, low start up cost option. She says: "Local Knowledge has been instrumental in the creation of Y&G Media. Their advice and support was 'above and beyond' in every way. Their guidance was second to none. I recommend [...]

Setting up a business2010-07-16T19:11:20+00:00