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Budget 2013 - Corporation tax cuts make London more attractive for global insurers

21 March 2013

The Chancellor confirmed in the Budget that corporation tax will fall to 20% from 2015. Deloitte, the business advisory firm, says the reduction will make London more attractive to global insurers.

David Clissitt, tax partner at Deloitte, said:

“Confirmation that corporation tax will fall to 20% by 2015 increases the attraction of London as a base for international insurance groups, and underlines the City’s role as a global centre for insurance.

“International insurance companies are mobile and can be based almost anywhere in the world. Insurers were a few years ago leaving the UK for lower-tax jurisdictions such as Bermuda and Ireland but the tide is now turning. The reduction in corporation tax over the past few years from 28% to 20% makes it more likely that global insurers will relocate to London.”

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