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Premier Burt On Joint Council Meeting In UK

Premier Burt On Joint Council Meeting In UK

“Our approach of high level engagement in the UK is the right and most effective one,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said after his recent trip to the UK where he attended the Joint Ministerial Council,  held other meetings and signed the United Kingdom – Bermuda Country by Country Competent Authority Agreement. Speaking... Read more of this article

UK Team Contracted For Bridge Design Services

UK Team Contracted For Bridge Design Services

Following an international tender, the Government of Bermuda has awarded a UK team — comprising Ramboll [lead consultant], Knight Architects and Eadon Consulting — the “contract to deliver full design services for two replacement highway bridges,” according to an announcement from the UK companies today. “The two bridges... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories & UK Meeting Communique

Overseas Territories & UK Meeting Communique

This week the Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, attended the Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] meetings in London, and at the conclusion of the meetings the attendees released a communique giving an overview of their discussions. Self Determination The communique said, “The principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, as... Read more of this article

Bermuda Signs UK CBC Reporting Agreement

Bermuda Signs UK CBC Reporting Agreement

This morning [Nov 29], Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt signed an “important tax agreement with the United Kingdom, a Country by Country Competent Authority Agreement,” becoming the first Overseas Territory to sign. “This agreement will complete The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] Base Erosion... Read more of this article

Premier & OT Leaders Meet With Prime Minister

Premier & OT Leaders Meet With Prime Minister

This morning [Nov 28] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, together with leaders of other Overseas Territories, held a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “During the meeting the leaders discussed disaster relief recovery, specifically the two hurricanes which ravaged islands this summer,” a Government spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Premier Travels To UK & Europe For Meetings

Premier Travels To UK & Europe For Meetings

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt traveled to United Kingdom this weekend, with the Premier set to participate in a series of meetings in London and Europe. “The Premier will attend the annual Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] at the invitation of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Attend Joint Ministerial Council

Premier Burt To Attend Joint Ministerial Council

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt provided an overview of his upcoming trip to London and Europe, detailing some of the meetings and events he will attend, adding that he plans to ”reiterate that Bermuda is a leader global tax transparency and that we are fully compliant with our international obligations.” Speaking in the House... Read more of this article

Government Responds To  UK Budget Debate

Government Responds To UK Budget Debate

The Government said they note the “statement made yesterday in the House of Commons by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, and also the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s proposals to attach the UK corporate income tax rates to digital revenue generated in the UK and currently paid into ‘low tax jurisdiction[s]’.” “Bermuda... Read more of this article

Premier, Executives To Speak At London Forum

Premier, Executives To Speak At London Forum

Premier David Burt will join more than two-dozen Bermuda executives in a multi-industry forum being held in London next week to showcase the breadth of expertise and advantages offered by the island’s global business market. Organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], the one-day event Tuesday, November 28 at ME London has attracted... Read more of this article

Young People Urged To Attend Reception In UK

Young People Urged To Attend Reception In UK

Generation Next is encouraging young people to attend ‘The Bermuda Reception’ in London on Monday, November 27 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm hosted by Premier David Burt. A spokesperson said, “Generation Next encourages all young Bermudians studying and residing in the United Kingdom to attend the ‘Bermuda Reception’, a networking event being... Read more of this article

Premier To Host Event For Bermudians In UK

Premier To Host Event For Bermudians In UK

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will be hosting a reception for Bermudians living in the United Kingdom on November 27, providing opening remarks and answering questions. A Government spokesperson said, “On 27 November, 2017, from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, the Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt, will host a reception for Bermudians... Read more of this article

Govt Responds To UK Labour Leader’s Statement

Govt Responds To UK Labour Leader’s Statement

The Bermuda Government said they note the statement today by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in UK Parliament, which the Government said was “misinformed,” noting that Appleby Global “is not Bermuda based,” and also stating that “Bermuda was recently confirmed by the French Government as a ‘whitelisted’ jurisdiction... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

Who pays for the uniforms worn by the Governors of British Overseas Territories was discussed in UK Parliament this week, with Minister of State stating that since 2001, the policy “has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves,” and currently the “Governors of Bermuda and Falkland... Read more of this article