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What Brexit answers do we have one year on from the referendum?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

In the aftermath of the UK general election’s unexpected outcome, we reach the milestone of one year since Britain voted to leave the EU. What do we know today about how Brexit might affect expatriates in France?

Has the UK election changed anything for Brexit?

Faced with a […]

The Bank of Mum and Dad

by Gemma Wright

What is it?

Soon to be the 10th biggest lender in the UK, it is now more common than not that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will be gifting or lending money to their children to help them buy a home.

How is it usually done?

Gift

Often parents simply give […]

Relocation to Paris – Brexit Matters

by David Anderson

If you are being relocated to Paris we offer the following as a package. It should cover most situations though we can deal with more detailed aspects too.

Act in the sale of your English property. We have the expertise to tie in your English sale with your French purchase. Very […]

Reclaiming French Tax Agent’s Fees

French government had about 8 accountancy firms covering whole of France who took 1% of each sale to work out the French Capital Gains Tax!. It was a very cosy relationship with government people and fees were extortionate. The EU declared whole thing illegal in around 2011 but was only stopped on 1st January 2015. […]

Estate planning for France – Will your family be treated the way you want them to?

Good estate planning is about achieving the peace of mind that our affairs are in order and that, as far as possible, what we want to happen in the future will happen in the way we wish.

Estate planning in France is made far more challenging by ‘forced heirship’ succession law and inheritance tax rates […]

Is time running out for today’s pension opportunities?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

With the Brexit clock ticking, we have less than two-years’ certainty about the rights of expatriates in France. Take steps to secure your financial future by using this time to review the options for your retirement savings.

The option to transfer

Based on current law, Brexit should not […]

Stakes and chips

A personal view of the business and role of property

by Richard Pickering, Head of Research & Insight Cushman & Wakefield

The Devil and the deep blue Channel A no-win outcome for the UK is starting to form on the other side of La Manche. The new French President is very likely (1/8) to be […]

UK Spring Budget at a glance

Philip Hammond started off with a remark that Chancellors in his position rarely get to make during a Budget announcement; a higher than expected growth of 2% for the UK economy, up from 1.4%.

There was bad news for holidaymakers, who’ll have to pay more for their flights soon; Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates are […]

Get to know the 2017 French tax landscape

An update from Blevins Franks, International Tax & Wealth Management

It is important to keep up to date on the latest tax rates and rules in France, in order to protect yourself from unnecessary taxation.

Income tax

There are no changes to French income tax rates for 2017 (payable on 2016 income). The income tax […]

Brexit, VAT and property values

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. You should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article does not constitute investment advice.

There has been a […]