Bijna 2000 vennootschappen minder
De regering-Di Rupo besliste om de belasting op de opbrengsten van de vereffening van vennootschappen vanaf 1 oktober 2014 op te trekken van 10 procent tot 25 procent. Heel wat zelfstandige ondernemers anticipeerden op de hogere heffing door hun vennootschap te ontbinden om zo nog te profiteren van het oude tarief bij het uitkeren van de winst.
In totaal werden vorig jaar 29.669 vennootschappen stopgezet door faillissementen of vrijwillige vereffening. Er werden 27.794 nieuwe vennootschappen opgericht, waardoor het totale aantal vennootschappen dus met 1.875 is gedaald.
The Belgian public sector opens up to interim management
Belgium has authorized the public sector to use temporary agency workers, including interim managers.
This small revolution that should contribute to the modernization of the administration's HR policy and to increasing public service efficiency.
Until recently, Belgium was one of the only countries in which the public sector could not use temporary workers. The situation recently changed following a recent decision by the federal government officially recognizing "the added value of temporary agency work" and announcing its intention to end the ban on temporary agency work.
"By demonstrating their intention to lift this ban, the federal government and the Flemish government affirm their willingness to pursue the professionalization of public services", stated Federgon, the federation of HR service providers.
This new decision should contribute to the modernization of the administration's HR policy and improve the efficiency of public services.
On this occasion, Federgon appealed to the country's other regions, asking them to allow their respective administrations to use temporary agency workers.
Interim management grew by 8.6% in Belgium!
Federgon, the federation of HR service providers, has taken stock of the temporary labour market in Belgium. The latest figures point to a significant increase in demand for interim managers, an industry in which each talent has its use!
After two difficult years, economic activity in Belgium picked up in 2014. Most industries ended the year with positive figures. "Conditions on the labour market were moderately positive", indicated the federation of HR service providers in its latest annual study.
Driven by 1% growth and a modest increase in employment (0.3%), the recovery of economic activity in Belgium fostered increased demand on the temporary labour market (+9%). As a result, the temporary labour sector almost reached the record achieved in 2007, only missing it by 5%”, recalled Paul Verschueren, Director of Research & Economic Affairs at Federgon.
Market demand for "project professionals" also saw an increase, resulting in an increase in activity in the sectors of Projectsourcing (+5.1%) and Interim Management (+8.6%). Recruitment firms received more assignments in 2014, and the Recruitment, Search & Selection sector saw a slight increase in activity (+1.6%).
In contrast, the outplacement market saw a 6.3% drop, partly caused by a lower number of restructuring activities. The training sector (Learning services) also recorded a negative result (-2.7%).