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London 13th July 2017
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...
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK held its annual Algarve Golf Tournament at the prestigious Old Course in Vilamoura on the 6th July 2017.
The Chamber welcomed 32 players to the golf tournament, among them Chamber members from the Conrad Algarve Hotel, AFPOP, Blevins Franks, and Boavista Golf and Spa Resort.Read more...
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK elected their new Chairman on 29th June 2017, to replace the outgoing Chairman Mr Bernardo Ivo Cruz.Read more...
London, 25th May, A Taste of Madeira in London
On Thursday 25th May, from 5.30 to 7pm, the Portuguese Chamber organised a seminar in London about the attractions of Madeira as a centre for services, enterprise and investment, with the members of IPAL – the International Professionals Association.
Part of Portugal, the Atlantic island of Madeira is an extremely attractive destination in which to live and also in which to structure a business, due to its very beneficial new tax regime. Of particular interest to those who specialize in international tax planning is the International Business Centre of Madeira (IBCM), which was established in the 1980s to kickstart the island’s economic development, and now accounts for some 12% of all direct foreign investment in Portugal.
Our event sponsors include Invest Madeira, the Madeira Regional Government’s inward investment agency; the International Business Centre of Madeira (IBCM); TPMC, one of Madeira’s leading international business management companies; PLMJ, one of Portugal’s leading law firms that specialises in tax and foreign investment.
Topics to be covered at the seminar include; how the Madeira tax regime can be used in the context of Brexit; how Madeira compares with Cyprus and Malta in terms of tax benefits; case studies from existing businessesRead more...
London, 10th May 2017
“Moving to Portugal” seminars for property buyers in the UK
On Wednesday 10th May, the Chamber will be holding “Moving to Portugal” seminars for consumers at the Thomas Lord Suite, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London NW8. This will be a one day event, with a short series of seminars for a selected audience of British property buyers who are keen to buy in Portugal.
Come and hear from our expert speakers at a series of short presentations throughout the day. Hear about the legal process, how to plan and finance your move, and where to buy your dream home. Topics covered include tax-free pensions, affordable property, the lower cost of living, the excellent healthcare and asunshine lifestyle.
Meet Portugal’s leading property agents, FX specialists, tax and wealth planners, lawyers and developers. And try some Portuguese wine!
Presentations start at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. It is free to attend but due to limited numbers it is essential to pre-book your space.
For more details and to book please click here: www.movingtoportugal.co.uk
London, 9th May 2017
The Portuguese Chamber’s 2017 Property Conference will take place on Tuesday 9th May in the Thomas Lord Suite, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London NW8 8QN, from 2.30pm
We have been organizing this conference for property professionals since 2004, so 2017 will mark its 13th anniversary. During the last decade the conference has grown in prestige to become the main annual networking event for property professionals working in the residential tourism sector in Portugal and the UK, and attracts 120+ paying delegates each year.
Our conference audience includes developers, financiers, mortgage providers, property investors, wealth managers, tax planners, bankers and real estate investment groups.
Our Conference Chairman will be Peter Robinson, Managing Director of the Association of International Property Professionals, who will moderate our speakers and panel members to ensure a lively and topical debate.
London, 3rd March 2017
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in UK at VI Annual meeting of RCCP in Paris
On 23rd and 24th March the annual meeting of all the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce abroad was attended by our chairman Bernardo Ivo da Cruz and our general manager Christina Hippisley. During the meeting we met Portugal's former deputy prime minister Paulo Portas, now on the board of the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce which coordinates the network, and also Porugal's Minister of Economy, Manuel Cadeira Cabral. We were awarded A Distinguished Mention in recognition of our work in 2016 by the Minister of Economy.Read more...