CGT and Pension Changes
The new tax year in the UK sees changes in two important areas for the British expatriate community and those with links to the UK via company or personal pensions or the ownership of UK property.
Firstly on April 6th (the new UK tax year) the rules used to calculate the Capital Gains on UK property owned by Non-Residents changed and therefore the potential level of tax paid thereon.
Briefing to EU Civil Servants: Peter Langridge, Tax Adviser & Tax Project Manager of the Fry Group, outlined the changes and implications for property owners for EU civil servants at a presentation for the Union Syndicale on 18 March 2015.
British School of Brussels: Peter also briefed parents and staff at the British School of Brussels on the evening of the 18th March followed by a briefing at The Fry Group’s offices for a range of guests on the evening of 19th March.
British Chamber of Commerce. 26 March saw Pauline Curran, Director of the Brussels Office and Ben Lester of Brooklands Pensions, speak to a packed audience on: Lamborghinis for all? New UK Pension Rules Explained. Whilst the title was self-explanatory it was clear that this very new legislation still has areas that need to be thought through. Pauline and Ben both highlighted the opportunities available from a Belgian perspective. An interesting Q&A was followed by a cocktail reception.
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