The Frontier or Cross Border Worker was the topic of discussion at Border People’s third seminar which took place on the 20th May 2010 in Derry.
The event brought together cross border workers and organisations in the North West region that have a vested interest in the provision of cross-border information and cross-border employment.
Guest speakers Michael Carr, EURES Cross-border Partnership and Lisa Fegan, John McMahon & Co Chartered Accountants. highlighted some of the challenges that are regularly encountered by individuals crossing the border to work and do business.
Lisa spoke of the difficulties for employers and employees in the border region, and highlighted ambiguous red tape that hampers routine business activities. Michael informed the audience about the EURES Cross Border Partnership. He focussed on the issues facing frontier workers and raised concerns about the lack of knowledge regarding e.g. taxation responsibilities, access to social welfare system, entitlement to health care and claiming tax credits and child benefit.
To download seminar presentations and papers please visit www.borderpeople.info/bp2-ug3
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