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Old 28th Mar 2012, 12:06
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Brussels Airlines may move HQ

Brussels Airlines are considering moving there HQ to either Ireland or Luxembourg because of lower taxes and competition from Ryanair.

Brussels Airlines amenaza con dejar Bélgica si no recibe apoyo frente a Ryanair
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 13:03
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Appears like a desperation move as not sure how moving location, paying redundancy to those who don't wish to move and then the set up costs of new HQ are going to improve matters.

Comes across as a we want a better deal to Govt / Local bodies style negotiation.

How financially secure is the airline ?
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 13:23
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As soon as they realise how much employers contribution to social security they shall need to pay for every employee registered in Luxembourg they'll soon realise to move elsewhere
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 14:02
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Always move from a position of strength and when things are good rather than a knee jerk reaction.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 14:15
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If they are profitable, it could be to do with rates of Corporation Tax - very low in Ireland.
If that was the case, moving financial domicile doesn't mean moving lots of employees.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 14:25
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If they are profitable, it could be to do with rates of Corporation Tax - very low in Ireland.
Agree but they an airline 45% owned by Lufthansa......

I doubt any profit made would justify a move...

I see negotiation and some concessions by Belgians to keep them there.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 17:04
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"Delocalizing" was an idea of the managing director, Gustin. He was disavowed by the Chairman of the Board, Viscount Davignon :
Lalibre.be - Délocalisation de Brussels Airlines: Davignon calme le jeu

Brussels Airlines - corp - Organisation
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Just setup a new holding company in Isle of Man, zero corporation tax, and it will be all sorted!
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 17:37
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Just setup a new holding company in Isle of Man, zero corporation tax, and it will be all sorted!
Gotta make money to pay Corp tax
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Pabeley,

Is the Isle of Man in the EU?
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