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The changes to the Luxembourg-UK treaty will not be effective until 2024 at the earliest because Luxembourg did not ratify the treaty changes in 2022.  The delay was expected, as trailed in our earlier blog, where we explore the impact on the UK real estate sector.

The delay means that, subject to the conditions of the existing treaty being met, certain Luxembourg investors should continue to be able to sell UK property rich entities without incurring UK tax on chargeable gains until April 2024 at the earliest.

Thanks to Johan Leonard at Stibbe for confirming Luxembourg did not ratify the treaty changes in 2022. 

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Shaw or Elizabeth Bradley at BCLP, or Johan Leonard at Stibbe.

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.