Many people have been asking us "Can I work in France after Brexit?" This week, the government in Normandy is launching an advertising campaign in the UK Press to seduce British entrepreneurs to establish their businesses across the channel.
In an audacious move from the French government, the message is that France is open for business and it is pro-actively striving to help British businesses get established. If you’ve ever pondered how to set up a business in France, now is the time as Hervé Morin, Normandy’s president, said “Brexit gives Normandy a unique opportunity to welcome British businesses who decide to stay at the heart of the European Union”
One advertisement, due to run in national newspapers and magazines this week features a lonely hearts style column calling for a “hot entrepreneur” who “must have an appetite for business, beautiful coastal walks and long sun-drenched lunches with wine flowing” adding “someone allergic to post-Brexit tariffs, legislation and restrictions preferred”.
The article goes on to say “If you didn’t vote for Brexit or it’s not right for your business, why not vote with your feet and open an office, or settle a production unit in Normandy.” Those tempted to make the move are promised that they “will find the process as smooth as Camembert” and receive reduced tax rates that will help them “leave post-Brexit fears behind”.
Normandy is already home to an estimated 9,000 Brits and 53 British-run companies. Those figures looks set to increase significantly this year. The prospect is all the sweeter given that property for sale in Normandy is significantly cheaper than in the UK.
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