PUBLISHED ON 04/10/2023

WEBINAR | TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2023, 12:00 - 13:30

Tax and social security are still largely managed at national level, so these are complex issues for anyone who moves or works across borders. Understanding the cross-border rules on social security and pensions will also help you claim the right coverage and make appropriate plans for retirement. Since Brexit, UK citizens who migrate or work across the EU-UK border face a new set of rules. Whether you live and work in Belgium, or you want to live here while keeping a UK-based job, join us to learn more!

This is a follow-up session to September's webinar, which was advertised as covering both tax and social security. In the end there was so much to say about tax that it filled the whole session, so we are catching up on social security with October's event This new webinar functions as a stand-alone session, so there is no problem if you did not join September's webinar. Note that we also published a newsletter focussing on income tax in September. This month's Brexit Brief will focus on social security.

Topics addressed

  • Social security contributions for UK citizens living and/or working in Belgium
  • Access to social security and child benefits in Belgium, including for cross-border workers and families
  • Claiming a state pension after a career split between the UK and Belgium

In this webinar, our legal experts will present an overview of the relevant rules. We will also explore some case studies so you can gain a more practical perspective on how to apply the principles to your own situation. After the brief presentation, we will open a Q+A and address questions from the audience.


  • Chair: Amélie Bovy, Legal Adviser Welcome Desk, commissioner.brussels
  • Wim Cocquyt, Director, Fragomen Brussels
  • Jonas Helaut, Partner (tax & corporate), Everest Law Firm and Lecturer corporate tax and tax updating, AP University of applied sciences Antwerp


Download the slides from this session (pdf)


Alongside these webinars, commissioner.brussels is also launching a monthly newsletter for 2023. This new mailing will explore in detail some of the most complex aspects of post-Brexit life for UK citizens living in Belgium or planning to move here. Each edition will focus on a specific case study, starting from one tricky question and then exploring the detail that UK citizens should be aware of.


In this series of free webinars for UK citizens living in Brussels or thinking of moving here, we give you the chance to speak with legal experts about some of the more complicated aspects of life after Brexit. Each session starts with a presentation of the legal and practical aspects of the issue at stake, before we move on to an open Q+A. These webinars are part of a project funded by the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve, in which we are also publishing our newsletter the Brexit Brief and developing an online Brexit HelpdeskTo receive event invitations and the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox, sign up today!


These pages, webinars and newsletters have been developed in a project funded by the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

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