See yourself in a Swiss role?
Michael Buchanan writes: Fancy living in Switzerland?
Perhaps going for a spin along Lake Geneva? Apparently, many people in Britain at the moment are thinking of moving - trying to reduce their tax liability, with the new 50p tax rate being introduced in April. You'll have gathered that it's the rich - alright, the very rich - who are thinking of leaving. One tax lawyer tells PM tonight that over the past couple of months she's been handling enquiries from the UK "every other day" for the past couple of months.
A good number of Brits have already decamped to Zug, (above) a little town south of Zurich with more registered businesses than people, including Boots (the chemist) no less. In fact there are now so many Brits that Franky (below) has opened his own deli selling much missed everyday British staples, like bacon, crumpets, marmite and cheese. Yes, cheese. In Switzerland. But the tax advantages of living here (and the availability of marmite) are not enough - yet - to draw hordes of millionaire refugees. Apparently the families of the rich - ok, their wives if truth be told - are less keen to swop their London lives for Alpine attractions."