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Our Values

Our Core Values represent the principles we are committed to upholding now and in the future. They define what we stand for as a firm, and are there to guide us in our day-to-day work and decisions.

Our firm is distinctive and as we grow we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us successful, different and an enjoyable place to work. Living up to our Core Values will help us to achieve this.

Our four Core Values complement each other and are all equally important.

HONESTY AND INTEGRITY

Be transparent, genuine and fair. Operate with the highest degree of personal and professional integrity.

MUTUAL SUPPORT AND RESPECT

Value and support each other. Maintain an inclusive working environment where teamwork and relationships matter.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

Understand the person as well as the business. Build relationships based on respect, trust and exceptional service.

EMPOWERMENT AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Work with confidence, flexibility and freedom. Understand that trust and responsibility go hand-in-hand

Global Network

At BDO we help our clients to work internationally.  As the fifth largest global accountancy practice our network spans 154 territories with over 64,000 people working out of more than 1,400 offices.  This allows clients of BDO Limited in Guernsey to benefit from access to world-class business, tax and accounting expertise. 

Our working practices, systems and client ethos allow our clients to experience the same standards and quality of service wherever they may be working.  Through our network members we are able to apply the specific sector and jurisdictional expertise that’s needed.   In Guernsey our people regularly work with colleagues from other member firms to provide clients with a timely, specialist and joined up service across international time zones.

About Guernsey

Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands situated in between the UK and France. While separate from the UK and outside of the European Union, Guernsey is a British Crown dependency.   Guernsey’s financial services sector is the dominant industry and the largest contributor to island GDP.

Guernsey’s global financial services industry is made up of banking, investment funds, insurance and private wealth services.  

Taxation

Guernsey offers a highly competitive tax environment.  With no capital gains taxes, wealth taxes, VAT and a general tax of 0% for investment holding companies, Guernsey offers excellent opportunities for tax planning. There is also flat standard rate of income tax for Guernsey resident individuals of 20% with tax capping for higher earners in certain circumstances. 

The Guernsey corporate tax regime underwent extensive change in 2008. The standard rate of tax for most Guernsey companies is now 0%. There are exceptions for profits derived from Guernsey land and property ownership/development (20%), profits derived from banking and certain regulated financial services business activities (10%) and the profits from regulated utility companies (20%). 

Regulation

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is responsible for the regulation of the finance sector.  Regulated entities include banks, company administrators, directors, insurers, insurance intermediaries, investment firms and intermediaries and trust administrators.  The Commission’s role is to ensure that financial services providers operate to established international standard and has the legal authority to enforce compliance with the laws relating the conduct of financial services businesses in Guernsey.  

http://www.gfsc.gg

Relocation

With a population of just over 60,000 people, Guernsey offers a relaxed life style, mild climate and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s an attractive jurisdiction through which both people and corporates can structure or relocate their financial affairs.  

In order to work in Guernsey you will need the local authorities to issue a Right to Work document which is linked to your housing license status. If you are moving to Guernsey from outside of the European Union then a work permit will also need to be issued to allow you to enter the Island.

For further information, visit:

http://www.locateguernsey.com

http://www.guernseyfinance.com

http://www.visitguernsey.com/

https://www.gov.gg/article/119651/Work-Housing-and-Support

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