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Tax: VAT and non-resident taxable persons

Circular Letter no.30235 clarifies the VAT rights and obligations applicable to non-resident taxable persons who carry out supplies of goods or services in Portugal.

The future of strategic land

Strategic land can be a smart and profitable move for developers willing to play the long game. This webinar with LandTech discusses how strategic land is likely to evolve in the next few years and why now is a great time to get involved.

Now we have Earth Day pledges, we must mobilise green finance

This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.

COVID-19 and the impact on disabled employees in the workplace

The impact of the pandemic can be seen across all sectors of society but those who are disabled have been particularly affected, not least because employees with an underlying disability are likely to have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and told to shield for considerable parts of the last year. Being away from the workplace and separated from colleagues has left many feeling insecure.

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