Latest Chamber News
London, 19th July 2018
Our annual golf tournament and dinner took place on the 5th July 2018, at the Boavista Golf and Spa Resort near Lagos, Algarve
26 Chamber members took part in the golf tournament, and over 50 Chamber members and their guests attended the dinner.
Boavista kindly sponsored the golf tournament and the evening’s celebration dinner, with the tournament trophies being presented by Mr. Peter Emerson Jones OBE, the founder and chairman of the Emerson Group, owners of Boavista.
London, 15th July 2018
On 26/27th June The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised the fifth of our popular Moving to Portugal events in central London and then, the following day, at Birmingham’s NEC exhibition centre.
15+ of the Chamber’s Corporate members took part, showcasing properties for sale throughout Portugal and other linked services and products.
London 31st May 2018
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK is organizing the 5th edition of our popular "Moving to Portugal" seminars on the 26 and 27 June2018.
This time we will be also going to Birmingham.
The next Moving to Portugal seminars will take place
at the Lisbon Suite, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, 354 Queenstown Road, London SW11 8AE
Seminars are at 11.30am, 3pm and 6.30pm. The event will open at 11am and close at 9pm
(The hotel is a 20 minute walk from Sloane Square tube station and is on bus routes 452, 137 and 44)
at the Westminster Suite, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC, Birmingham B40 1PP
Seminars are at 3pm and 6.30pm. The event will open at 2pm and close at 9pm
(The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham International train station and the NEC and there is lots of hotel parking)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 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, 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...