The recent pandemic is causing many individuals to re-evaluate what is of key importance in life.
CV-19, unwelcome in so many ways, has caused us to draw breath and
consider that ‘fast and frantic’ may not be the best approach to life.
What Are the Alternatives?
People and their families are spending more time together and finding
alternative ways to keep occupied, centred around the family home.
Although restrictive, many have discovered new levels of appreciation of
family and lifestyle during this time. New ways have been found to
relax, including family exercise, new hobbies, a healthier focus on
life, and calming and wellbeing focused activities.
Longer Term Alternatives
Longer term, a slower pace of life on an on-going basis, has become more attractive, to many.
One way to achieve this is to move location and a small island destination can be of appeal.
Not only is the lifestyle refreshing but an island can be ring-fenced
rapidly when a crisis occurs, as witnessed with CV-19. The flow of
people in and out can be restricted far more easily when a country does
not have ‘on-land borders’ and is not a central hub for flights.
Dixcart Domiciles assists individuals to relocate and/or to take up alternative residence or citizenship options.
Life-style related factors will always be a priority, and
particularly so in the future due to recent circumstances. However,
movement to a jurisdiction with an attractive tax regime will often be a
major influencer as well, together with other financial and wealth
planning factors including few or no forced heirship rules, a lack of
exchange control, and a business-friendly environment encouraging and
enabling entrepreneurial activity.
The island of Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands,
which are situated in the English Channel close to the French coast of
Normandy. It is well known for its temperate climate, relaxed high
quality of living and has a quintessential British charm.
In addition to Guernsey, the island of Sark falls within the
Bailiwick of Guernsey. Sark is a small island (2.10 square miles) with a
population of approximately 600 and has no motorised transport.
The island of Guernsey is about 79 square kilometres, with almost the
same area of stunning coastline. It has an approximate population of
65,000, with a warm and thriving community. It combines many of the
reassuring elements of UK culture, with the benefits of living abroad.
Guernsey is perfect for families. Crime is extremely low on the
island and the education system is superb. Guernsey offers around 2,000
hours of sun per annum and there is a range of sport and leisure
activities available for all ages. These range from coastal walks,
cycling, and golf, to surfing, sailing and diving.
Lifestyle: Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea, centrally located
between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and it is a beautiful place
to live. Whilst the island may be small, just 572 square kilometres,
with its rugged coastline and rolling hills, it offers plenty of space
for families to breathe, relax and enjoy what island life has to offer.
The Isle of Man has been a self-governing Crown Dependency since
1866, and this political independence, combined with its strong
democratic values, have enabled the Isle of Man to be governed
efficiently over the past 154 years.
The Isle of Man Government adopts a forward-thinking and pragmatic
approach, which allows the close-knit community of approximately 85,000
people to benefit from a healthy and relaxed lifestyle. The Isle of Man
Sports Council supports various sport activities across, and the island
is recognised as having one of the lowest crime rates across Europe. In
the recent few years, the government has invested in programmes to
modernise schools, and transport. In addition, the island has a
high-quality workforce and access to a very good health care system.
Malta offers the climate, the relaxed lifestyle and rich history to
make living on this island, a real pleasure. Malta is a popular tourist
destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and
architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World
Located in the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily, Malta offers all
of the advantage of being a full member of the EU and Schengen Member
States and has English as one of its two official languages. Malta is
also very well connected with most of the international airlines (such
as British Airways, Lufthansa, Emriates, Qatar, Turkish Airlines,
Ryanair, EasyJet, WizzAir and swiss, to name a few), which fly to Malta
With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 square
kilometres, Malta is the world’s tenth smallest country in area and
fifth most densely populated sovereign country. Its capital is Valletta,
which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area.
Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically
given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession
of powers having contested and ruled the islands. Most of the foreign
influences have left some sort of mark on the country’s ancient history.
Malta’s economy has enjoyed large growth since joining the EU and the
forward-thinking Government actively encourages new business sectors
Lifestyle: St Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevis offers an extremely appealing Caribbean lifestyle.
The Federation of St Kitts & Nevis is made of up two islands
situated in the Caribbean Sea and are approximately three hours by plane
from Miami, four hours by plane from New York and eight hours by plane
from London. There are direct flights from all of these cities and many
local air connections to other Caribbean islands.
St Kitts & Nevis has a population of approximately 53,000 and
English is the official language. Before gaining status as an
independent country in 1983, St Kitts & Nevis was part of Britain
for over 200 years, which is why British traditions still play an
important role in the diverse culture of the islands.
St Kitts & Nevis has a tropical climate, with little variation
and is therefore warm and sunny throughout the year. The islands have a
volcanic origin and are dominated by centrally located mountains and
tropical rainforests, fringed by beautiful sandy beaches and palm trees.
Real estate is of international standard. Applicants have the choice
of investing in unique real estate or buying into a premier market with a
ready inventory of condominiums, apartments, hotels, villas, and luxury
homes, which continue to be developed across the islands.
How Can Dixcart Help?
- Dixcart offers advice and assistance to individuals seeking to
relocate to; Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta, and St Kitts & Nevis.
If you require additional information regarding relocation to any of
the jurisdictions detailed in this Information Note, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of the following Dixcart contacts:
Dixcart Trust Corporation Limited, Guernsey: Full Fiduciary
Licence granted by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission,
registered company number: 6512.
Dixcart Management (IOM) Limited is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.