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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Why would they not be able to hire these people from the EU after Brexit?
    I can see at least three good reasons:

    1) Sterling dropped and UK taxes are high so EU people might prefer to stay in EU
    2) Brexit's primary official purpose is to limit migration
    3) The country is no longer as welcoming as it used to be

    Moving to place like Ireland solves all this, plus gets much lower corp tax.

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    it is very sad how the brexiters cannot see the damage being done

    on top of this, the Brexit saga is going to run for years and years, and while the rest of the world will be moving forward, Britain will be walking through treacle negotiating whatever Brexit subject and passing laws

    I guess the one group who are going to be minted from this whole sorry subject will be the lawyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post

    I guess the one group who are going to be minted from this whole sorry subject will be the lawyers

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    Ah yes that's very true, missus and colleagues are rubbing their hands in glee
    That's the only reason we're not outta here - milk the Brexit gravy train first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    it is very sad how the brexiters cannot see the damage being done
    They will soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    I guess the one group who are going to be minted from this whole sorry subject will be the lawyers
    Only in short term... in long term even lawyers got a problem: they will need workpermits for EU work and more importantly there won't be equivalency and recognition of their status, some of the more forward looking lawyers are taking Bar exams in Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Only in short term... in long term even lawyers got a problem: they will need workpermits for EU work and more importantly there won't be equivalency and recognition of their status, some of the more forward looking lawyers are taking Bar exams in Ireland.
    That is indeed true, depends how old you are ...but Brexit will take at least a decade or more to resolve.
    And trade and commercial lawyers will be paid a fortune in that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    That is indeed true, depends how old you are ...but Brexit will take at least a decade or more to resolve. And trade and commercial lawyers will be paid a fortune in that time.
    10 years sounds long, but how many of them got mortgages of 25-40 years now? The work will dry up much sooner than most would expect, the only question is how much will be lost and how soon, it's not looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diseasex View Post
    It will be easier for them to relocate to dublin. And have less hassle
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    Nobody knows; that's the point. People here already moan about the numbers of programmers being let in; if they get their way IT will be off the approved skills list.

    They definitely can hire these people from the EU from within the EU. So why stay in the UK?
    But can they hire UK people in the EU? Moving from the UK because a minority of their workforce are from the EU is saying they'd have to replace the majority of their workforce, surely?

    The idea they'll suddenly have to lay off a proportion of their workforce seems unlikely. If it is going that way, why wouldn't you wait until you know for sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    But can they hire UK people in the EU? Moving from the UK because a minority of their workforce are from the EU is saying they'd have to replace the majority of their workforce, surely?
    They can move HQ to Ireland, pay 12.5% corp tax instead of 20% (plus all those new business taxes that Tory Scum are inventing on regular basis)

    It's about a tipping point, when enough is enough - if my firm gets any tariffs on exporting services then we'd most certainly move HQ to Ireland, leave cost base in UK - savings in corp tax alone should make up for the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    They can move HQ to Ireland, pay 12.5% corp tax instead of 20% (plus all those new business taxes that Tory Scum are inventing on regular basis)

    It's about a tipping point, when enough is enough - if my firm gets any tariffs on exporting services then we'd most certainly move HQ to Ireland, leave cost base in UK - savings in corp tax alone should make up for the hassle.
    Tbh I already have had enough. Seriously thinking of changing country now. Sinking ship god damn it.
    Sydney seems peaceful, plenty of jobs and nice weather

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