Latest Chamber News
London 6th April 2018
In order to expand our network within the African Lusophone countries, the Chamber has just signed a protocol with the London-based Business Council for Africa/Invest Africa, which supports over 250 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the African continent. Our two organizations will be cooperating closely to cross market our membership and events programmes so watch this space! For more information on the BCA click here
London, 26th March 2018
On Thursday, 22nd March 2018, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised the 4th edition of our popular “Moving to Portugal”seminars. These took place at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa in London, which is part of the international Portuguese-owned Pestana hotel chain.
During the day, six speakers presented during each two hour seminar, on topics like tax planning before your move to Portugal, how to benefit from Portugal’s non habitual tax regime, how to structure your pension to receive it abroad, how to organise mortgage finance, the legal property buying process, and how to minimise your currency risks.Read more...
London, 12th February 2018
On Thursday 22nd March 2018 in central London, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK is organizing the 4th edition of our popular "Moving to Portugal" seminars.
Within each seminar there will be 6 short (15 minute) presentations from specialists on the following subjects: the property-buying process, how to plan your tax and financial affairs, mortgage and financial matters, the Non Habitual Residence (NHR) programme, healthcare and currency considerations.Read more...
London, 2nd February 2018
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised on Thursday 1st February a seminar on “Brexit and the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance”. Its objective was to show that the UK and Portugal still have many alliances and treaties in place which may be relevant once the UK leaves the European Union in 2019. The seminar also presented Portugal as a worthy option for investment, should any UK-based company be considering relocating elsewhere in the European Union post Brexit.Read more...
London, 15th January 2018
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised a small workshop in conjunction with our members Cynation on the new law about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect by the end of May 2018.
Despite GDPR coming into effect on 25 May 2018, many top UK companies are still not preparing for its arrival, nor are they doing enough to inform themselves on how to be compliant, new research has claimed. Big or small businesses now have to comply with the new laws or risk heavy fines.
Are you selling products or services to a Portuguese company, and they are asking you to fill out the Mod 21-RFI before they can pay you the full amount they owe you?
This is because the Portuguese tax authorities can insist Portuguese companies withhold 25% of the payment, when they paying invoices submitted by British companies who have sold them goods or services.
To avoid this retention, the Portuguese tax authorities need this Mod 21 document in order to confirm that the British company is based in the UK and pays its taxes in the UK.Read more...