Since its inception a couple of years ago, our blog has focussed on high-end goods and services; behaviours and trends in luxury world. There’s a sensible reason for that too – most of our clients fit into this bracket, and here at Rebuck Law we’re also partial to the better things in life, such as delicious food, high quality clothing and beautiful sports cars. Yet (as if you hadn’t noticed), the political and economic landscape has changed greatly in the last year, and we’re now living in increasingly uncertain times. As such, and in the midst of recent events in both UK / Europe and the USA, we can’t help feeling that blogging about luxury, as we have been, is now something of a luxury in and of itself. We think unstable environments call for louder voices and, given the changing political and commercial landscape, consider better to use this blog to offer our readers bitesized pieces of advice, or genuine food for thought, rather than simply making you hungry for the latest Michelin-starred meal or a snazzy Aston Martin powerboat (much as we still like those things ourselves)…
Can you benefit from Brexit?
We’ll admit that we hate the era of fake news and all the political posturing that followed the Brexit decision and we hate the current uncertainty and the threats to the freedoms we have all taken for granted. But Rebuck Law is well positioned to help businesses, large and small, traverse the current unstable landscape. We agree that, yes, these are troubling times, but think it better to face that fact than to shy away from it; to seek opportunities instead of obstacles. We want to help you plan better for the future of your business, family and finances.
One important thing… that we find ourselves talking to our European clients about more and more now, is the possibility of migrating their wealth to the UK before it’s too late! There are plenty of reasons why this would be a smart move for, say, many of the businesses we represent in Paris. (Capital Gains Tax is lower in the UK than in France for example, and income tax is fairly similar.) At the moment, whilst Britain remains in the European Union, it’s not just free movement of people we can all benefit from but also free movement of businesses. Movement of such businesses will be more complex, certainly, post-Brexit. In fact Brexit in general, if not handled expediently, could mean financial losses to international wealthy families and businesses. To put it another way – the law is moving on, but at this point we still have a window of opportunity. Opening your mind (and that window) to the changes you can still make, could give you exactly the blast of fresh air that you need to secure yourself and your business better in these uncertain times. We’d love to help you do that if we can.