Thanks Keith - very helpful. BTW I am no longer a Director and have formally resigned via Companies House. I guess one problem I have is the definition of "work". I will certainly not need to come to UK to actually work as virtually everything I do can be done remotely wherever I am - even sitting by my pool in Cape Town with a cold beer! The crux is, that some of the clients I will be working for will be based in UK, others USA etc. - I am described as Global Consultant and will be paid each month by my former employers on invoice. Do you still feel that I can be classed as non UK resident and therefore not be subject to UK tax? Certainly it seems that non UK residence is important and I have a permit to reside in SA. I am eligible for my State Pension in the UK which I have deferred to end of Jan 2015 and I accept that would be classed as UK earnings. So, I feel I must declare that but do not want to declare to HMRC my fees as a Consultant - I would rather deal with SARS for that (rate is 18%!). Am I on the right lines?