The Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) manages the Italian National Health Insurance system with funding through direct taxation (IRPED/IRAP) alongside indirect taxation (VAT/taxes on petrol etc.). Read More
General information for contractors planning to work in the UK or European Union including payroll, taxation and visa requirements. Our contractor guides provide a summary of practical and financial advice for contractors. In this section on Contracting in Europe you can find articles on social security, legislation and working in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg.
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The Italian rental costs vary considerably in accordance with the size and the quality of the property in question. The facilities provided on site and… Read More
Since 1999, there have been two different kinds of Italian rental contract. The first is a ‘Contratto a Libero Mercato’ (free market contract) with the… Read More
How successful you are in finding suitable Italian accommodation or rental property depends on various factors. At the very least, the type of accommodation that… Read More
Germany set the foundations for its modern Social Security system in 1889, with German retirement insurance having been a form of ‘pay as you go’… Read More
Every country within the EU deals with sick pay and sick leave in a different manner. In Germany, employers are obliged by the law to… Read More