Today Deloitte announces the results of its European Salary Survey for the fourth time. The study indicates that Belgium faces very high employer costs, which is largely caused by the high and unlimited social security contributions.
The results of the 2013-2014 comparative immigration study shows that Belgium is one of the most attractive countries for highly skilled foreigners thanks to the speed, low cost and accessible conditions for obtaining a work permit.
As taxes cripple household budgets, discretionary expenditures are becoming scarce. Well-priced practical gifts are most popular. Belgians are not rushing to online shopping unlike their European counterparts but it seems we start closing the gap.
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