News

At Mazars, we inform you about the recent developments and rules and regulations that can have impact on you or your organisation. Would you like to minimise your risks and maximise your opportunities? We have listed several noteworthy news items that can be of use to you.

Integrating sustainability into risk management

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25 oktober 2019 - Governments, regulators, and much of the investment community are all highlighting that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues need to rise up the agenda at company boards. However, many of these corporations are asking why this is the case and what is in it for them. In order to help address these questions, Mazars interviewed 15 multinational companies headquartered in Germany to understand the strategic importance of sustainability to their organisations and the challenges they face when sustainability issues and risk management collide.

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De werkkostenregeling: knelpunten en kansen in de Public sector

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23 oktober 2019 - De werkkostenregeling (WKR) stelt u als organisatie in de Public sector in de gelegenheid om onbelaste vergoedingen aan uw werknemers te geven. Bij controles blijkt dat in de WKR-administratie nog vaak fouten worden gemaakt en de Belastingdienst een naheffingsaanslag zou kunnen opleggen. Wij geven u een aantal tips om dit te voorkomen.

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Important change in customs regulation for non-EU-based businesses

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17 oktober 2019 - The Dutch customs authorities have announced an important change in the definition of “exporter of record” that will apply as from 1 December 2019. Accordingly, it will (from a customs point of view) not be possible for non-EU businesses to act as exporter of record in the EU.

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Sectorpremies en Whk-premies 2020

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18 oktober 2019 – Traditiegetrouw stelt Mazars ook dit jaar weer een rekentool voor het bereken van de Whk -premie ter beschikking. Op 2 september 2019 heeft het UWV de gedifferentieerde premie Whk 2020 gepubliceerd. Wat zijn voor uw organisatie de financiële consequenties van de premiewijzigingen? Bereken dit dan eenvoudig met onze rekentool.

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Brexit: deal or no-deal? We will help you!

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17 October 2019 – The developments surrounding the Brexit follow each other rapidly. As it stands, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019. In that case, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the internal market and the customs union and there is no further agreement within the EU. Then the same rules apply as for other countries outside the EU. But what does this mean for you?

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Wage index up to and including September 2019

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Statistics Netherlands reports the following (provisional) indices for wage trends in collective labour agreements (CAOs), for all sectors combined, excluding special remuneration:

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Company bikes will become more attractive in 2020

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3 October 2019 - Cycling is healthy and good for the environment, and it also reduces traffic jams. In order to encourage employees to cycle to work, the rules have been simplified with effect from 2020.

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Broadening the incentives for (long-term) innovation in 2020

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3 October 2019 - On Prinsjesdag, the Cabinet announced the Budget Memorandum for 2020. An important conclusion from the Budget Memorandum and the budget for Economic Affairs and Climate is that the government is focusing more on an ambitious climate policy, the transition to a sustainable and secure energy supply, a future-proof innovation policy and the acceleration of the digitisation of our economy. In all these areas there are also opportunities for companies to solve social challenges.

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Optimise your HR and Salary processes

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3 October 2019 - The inflow, throughflow and outflow of employees creates the need for now dynamic and complex administration of HR and salary data. If you do not have a grip on these processes, this can lead to a significant increase in costs and inefficiency. Mazars analyses and optimises your HR and salary processes.

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Short supply on the employment market: retaining and keeping employees

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3 October 2019 - Machines and robots can be useful for raising the added value of an organisation effectively and efficiently. But it is the employee who is still the most valuable asset within an organisation.

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