Tax Talk with Brian Keegan

Tax Talk with Brian Keegan

Britain’s departure date from the EU coincided with the end of its tax and financial year. Now with a budget in sight, the British need more nuanced policy decisions

L ast week I found myself at a reception organised for South African accountants working in London. About 60 attendees heard about new South African tax rules which would cost their expatriates a lot of money; new rules which parallel the arrangements in place here that stop people avoiding Irish tax liabilities simply by leaving the country. Almost all of the people I met were working in financial services in the city of London. And most of them were looking to get out. Because of Brexit, the future for an expatriate working in financial services in London doesn’t look as rosy as it used to.

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