Cross-border financial planning for Britons in France

Being a Briton living in France is rather like having the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy day-to-day life in France with its lifestyle benefits, food, scenery and endearing quirks.

But the UK is just a short hop away across the Channel; you can visit regularly to spend time with family and/or enjoy your favourite aspects of UK life, whether it is a West End show, a live football match or a traditional British pub. 

But, few though they are, there can be downsides, and financial planning involving two countries can get complicated.

This is particularly the case if you have UK property, receive income from the UK and/or have heirs living there.

It can all be sorted out with research and planning, but you do need to make sure you understand all the rules, how they can apply to you and your family, and what steps you should take to establish the best outcome. 

Tax planning for France and the UK

No two countries have the same tax laws and rules and there are some significant differences between the French and UK regimes.

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