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Living in Guernsey

Those that have chosen to reside in Guernsey enjoy a quality of life far more relaxed than mainland UK and Europe without foregoing the services and activities of a major centre. Local residents benefit from a low rate of taxable income, state of the art public facilities and an economy that is operating at maximum capacity.

Guernsey is located about 80 miles south of Weymouth and 30 miles west of the Normandy coast. The Island is just over 24 square miles and home to approximately 62,000 people. The scenery is beautiful and the Island has much to offer in the way of boating, sports, culture and a wide variety of hobbies and pastimes.

The Islands political stability is much envied and Guernsey is a well regarded and carefully regulated offshore financial centre providing genuine low tax advantages, including a 20% flat rate of Income Tax and absence of Death Duties, Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax - and there is no VAT.

Guernsey also has a significantly low crime rate and there are excellent medical and educational facilities available whilst both air and fast car ferries provide direct and daily links to England, Jersey and France.

Included in the Bailiwick are the islands of Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Sark and Little Sark, all within 9 miles of each other, and the northern isle of Alderney, which is 23 miles north of Guernsey. They all combine to make a truly unique environment with an English speaking and welcoming community.

Further information about living in Guernsey can be found by clicking on the States of Guernsey link.

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