UK to Be Lowest Corporate Tax Base after EU Brexit
The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced in a speech on 25/9/18 in New York that the UK will be the lowest Corporate Tax Rate G20 Country after EU Brexit as an attraction to overseas companies and expats looking to establish a UK business base.
The UK’s current corporation tax rate is 19%.
After the end of any Withdrawal period from 2020/21 the UK corporation tax rate is scheduled to fall to 17%. There is allot to happen before we get there….
This statement tells us 2 things.
What this statement tells us is that the UK November 18 Budget is unlikely to increase corporation tax, and the reduction to 19% wont be reversed.
Plus it is further statement of the UK hard line position, sticking to their guns on a potential Withdrawal Treaty, one which the EU rejected out of hand.
The Global average corporation tax rate is 24.0%.
The EU average corporation tax rate is 19.48%. However this is skewed by very low corporation tax rates in Cyprus and Ireland at 12.5%. Making countries like Cyprus an ideal base for a UK branch office ‘in the EU’.
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