COVID-19 pandemic

14 02, 2023

How different are family businesses from corporates?

February 14th, 2023|To The Point|

How different are family businesses from corporates? Experts Hans Wilmots and Pursey Heugens share their insights Are family businesses less formally organised than the so-called corporates? What can corporates learn from entrepreneurial families? And are family businesses more resistant to crises? Jan Oosterlinck, Partner Family Business Advisory at BDO Belgium, asked Professor Pursey Heugens (Rotterdam School of Management) and Drs. Hans Wilmots (UHasselt, former CEO of BDO Belgium and CEO of BioRICS). Jan: [...]

3 10, 2022

You ask, we answer

October 3rd, 2022|To The Point|

You ask, we answer Simple yet essential insights The attentive To the Point reader has already noticed. Our FAQ section has introduced a new concept. Instead of sorting out one theme based on ten specific questions, we are now bringing different themes to your attention based on one question. Not randomly, but based on the questions that we have recently received from our customers. Teleworking or working from home became the ‘new normal’. During the COVID-19 [...]

13 04, 2022

Promoting well-being together

April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

Promoting well-being together Well-being management platform keeps its finger on the pulse of employees’ well-being Mieke Loncke, Marketing & Communication Director BDO Belgium Happy employees who feel good about themselves give their best. This is positive for the employee, the team, the organisation and the customer. But how do you recognise, achieve or promote this feel-good feeling? Everything relies on correct, real-time data about the well-being of your employees and providing the right incentives and solutions. [...]

23 11, 2021

People helping people

November 23rd, 2021|To The Point|

People helping people Peter Van Laer, CEO BDO Belgium Like so many others, I too could hardly believe my eyes when I watched the disconcerting television images of the floods in our country. You don’t expect something like that, not so close to home anyway. You want to help, but you cannot control the floods. You feel for the victims, as a human being, as a compatriot, as a neighbour. As an entrepreneur, you want to [...]

22 11, 2021

Waiving commercial rent

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

Waiving commercial rent After fiscal clarity, now also accounting clarity Dirk Vandendaele, Partner BDO Accountancy The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to close their doors partially or completely. Liquidity problems and difficulties in paying the commercial rent soon followed. The temporary waiving of the rent brought some relief. In a recent opinion, the Belgian Accounting Standards Commission (CBN) explains how you can process the waiving in your accounts. Waiving is not [...]

22 11, 2021

Teleworking from abroad

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

Teleworking from abroad Tax and legal consequences and risks Charlotte Van Braeckel, Senior Consultant BDO Legal, Nancy Slegers, Partner BDO Tax Teleworking from abroad is becoming more and more common. However, you should ask yourself what the rules are. Can it be regulated, and what are the risks for both the employer and the employee from a tax, legal and social law perspective? In our globalised world, ever more employees are working [...]

22 11, 2021

The reconstruction reserve

November 22nd, 2021|To The Point|

The reconstruction reserve Is your company eligible? Bart De Neve, Senior Consultant, Bart Janssens, Senior Manager BDO Tax The government has already introduced a lot of measures to help curb the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the fiscal side, for example, there is the reconstruction reserve – a measure to support not only small but also large companies in restoring their solvency position. Is your company eligible for this support measure? Companies [...]

19 05, 2021

Building a sustainable future together!

May 19th, 2021|To The Point|

Building a sustainable future together! On 24 May 2019, millions of young and not-so-young people in 1,600 cities and 125 countries took to the streets in support of the climate. With their protests, they drew attention to the urgency of environmental action and demanded that governments comply with the Paris climate agreement. And they asked for the support of businesses, because climate change is affecting the entire economic world. BDO is already setting the example. Its brand-new multidisciplinary Sustainability team has published the first CSR Report.

19 05, 2021

Municipal mergers – do they make sense?

May 19th, 2021|To The Point|

Municipal mergers - do they make sense or not? BDO’s benchmark study confirms merger opportunities. Flanders has 300 municipalities and more and more of them are toying with the idea of merging – to strengthen their financial base, and because scale is important. The larger a municipality, the more power it has to serve its citizens. But a merger is not something you rush into. Our experts have developed a step-by-step plan to assist local authorities during the merger process.

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