News•Business• 21.12.2017 • Jess Bauldry and Jean-Michel Lalieu
Luxembourg’s government has begun a company survey to better understand the needs of companies from co-working spaces in the border areas of the country
Luxembourg’s government has begun a company survey to better understand the needs of companies from co-working spaces in the border areas of the country.
Last year over 170,000 people living the other sides of the Luxembourg border were registered as working in Luxembourg.
The strain is beginning to show on the country’s infrastructure with serious congestion on roads during rush hour and trains and buses at capacity.
The government is actively examining the possibility of teleworking for some of these people from cross-border hubs.
Back in October, Delano reported that economy minister Étienne Schneider had already met with officials from Saarland and the German federal government to discuss the tax implications of working remotely from another country.
The survey is being launched in cooperation with the Luxembourg Chamber of commerce to find out the specific needs of companies if teleworking hubs were to be created.
Our colleagues at Paperjam report that prime minister Xavier Bettel announced a co-working space would be created in Esch-Belval in 2018.
A handful of private sector firms have enabled staff in certain roles to do teleworking.
The situation remains complicated with regards to tax status if employees telework outside of Luxembourg beyond the threshold set by law in their respective countries.
A 2017 quality of work survey found that 57% of respondents would like to be able to work remotely or from home.