Macron and Merkel compete in bid to lure 10,000 bankers from London



French president Emmanuel Macron is waiting to lure bankers to Paris

‘Cutting payroll taxes on high wages is decisive in order to accelerate transfers from London to Paris.’

Arnold de Breton, the run-of-the-mill delegate of Paris Europlace, said:

President Emmanuel Macron’s authority will next month unveil a package which it hopes settle upon put France on an even footing with Germany, to persuade banking and accounting workers to swap London for Paris.

Employers in France face payroll pressures of £150,000 on annual salaries of £250,000 a year, while in Germany, the body is just £15,000.

Arnold de Breton, the general delegate of Paris Europlace, remarked: “Cutting payroll taxes on high salaries is decisive in order to accelerate moves from London to Paris.

“The authorities are unambiguous about that.”


Ex- presidential candidate Bruno le Maire is spearheadhing the initiative

Daniel Fortin, investigative senior editor at French daily financial newspaper Les Echos, said: “The idea is to purloin Paris attractive to bankers.”

The proposals are being drawn up by Bruno Le Maire, an unproductive candidate in this year’s Presidential election, which was eventually won by Mr Macron, who was a businessman banker before entering politics.

In the face of criticism over the comprehension Mr Macron was showering gifts on his former colleagues, Mr Le Maire stressed: “The incorporate must be beneficial for public finances and for the economy.”

France is already ordering preparations to take advantage when the UK quits the EU in 2019, with lay outs for the creation of an English language commercial court and cuts to corporation customs in the pipeline.

France is already making preparations to take advantage when the UK take off the EU in 2019, with plans for the creation of an English language commercial court and agrees to corporation taxes in the pipeline.

But economic analysts have emphasised it is much too prehistoric to conclude London will lose out in the wake of Brexit.

Barbara Reynolds, the universal co-head of financial institutions at law firm Shearman & Sterling, said: “Any critical impact from Brexit will most likely be five to ten years out and bequeath be determined by what the UK and EU do between now and then.

“There is almost no conclusive signify of what will happen.

“People are starting to realise that they can meditate on about this in a different way and they can do a lot of business from London into the EU without a passport.”

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