The draft legislation on the introduction of a Mobility Budget and the draft legislation on the changes to the law introducing a Mobility Allowance have been sent to parliament by the Federal government.
As a quick reminder
The idea of the mobility budget is (just like the mobility allowance) to stimulate employees who have a company car to opt for different means of transportation. Via this way, the government hopes to tackle the mobility problem and to make a positive impact on the environment and the air quality. Similar to the mobility allowance, it will be the employer who needs to take action if he or she would like to offer this scheme to its employees. If offered by the employer the employee may choose to change his/her car in exchange for a budget based on the Total Cost of Ownership of the car handed in. With that budget he or she can choose a less polluting car, sustainable means of transportation (use of bicycle, public transport, car sharing etc… but also certain costs for living closer than 5km from work) or a cash payment. A combination of these 3 pillars is possible. For more information can be found at our website
Changes on mobility allowance soon to be approved by parliament
Next to the mobility budget, the Belgian Federal Government will introduce some changes regarding the mobility allowance, which was introduced earlier this year, in order to increase its attractiveness. The most remarkable changes are that for new hires the waiting period of one year will be abolished and that in case of a change of function, the employee may be entitled to different Mobility Allowance based on a higher (or lower) category of company car linked to his/her new function.
This updated new law will enter into force at the same time as the mobility budget, namely as from 1 January 2019.
For more information about the mobility allowance: