Malta & Cyprus Citizenship Programmes Compared

In this article, I set out to compare the programmes handled by our Malta and Cyprus offices. Whilst disclosing my citizenship of Malta, I endeavour to offer objective insight from my first hand experience of the two. Investment Levels: Malta & Cyprus Compared Cyprus’ Investment only routes The Cypriot programme requires an investment of €5… Read More

Lump-sum taxation and residence permit in Switzerland

Foreigners who take up residence in Switzerland for the first time or after an absence of more than ten years may opt for a special tax regime provided that they will not carry out any gainful activity in the country. In doing so, they will benefit from the application of a special method for the… Read More

Tax planning considerations for Tier 1 (Investor) migrants

The UK encourages foreign direct investments by granting high net worth individual investors and their families the right to reside temporarily in its territory, with the associated tax benefits of the resident ‘non-dom’ regime. And after a qualifying period, whose length depends on the amount invested in the British economy, the individual and their kin… Read More

Moving to the UK from France

Some statistics rank London as the fourth largest ‘French’ city by population, and the number of French individuals moving to the UK is growing. This is not surprising – the UK offers a highly favourable tax regime for ‘non-domiciled’ individuals moving to the UK, while entrepreneurs, professionals and high net worth individuals in France are… Read More

Immigration Act 2014 – Compliance By Private Landlords

The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and the provisions relating to letting of private property are gradually being introduced. From 1 December this year private landlords will be required to check the immigration status of tenants both before they rent, and on an ongoing basis. A trial of the checking system… Read More

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