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by fyfin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

Along with my wife who is definitely not happy as she was one of the ones who lost out born in 1955.
by fyfin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

Well, the point is that he said all the information on the website gov.uk was correct so nothing will change unless my wife makes extra contributions. I'm sure beforehand if you made 39 or 44 (men) years contributions, then any further years did not add to your basic state pension. That's why I was ...
by fyfin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

Well I called today and had a chat with a guy and it seems a little odd to me still but he basically said even if you have the full 35 years, if you were opted out at any time then you can continue to contribute to increase your pension. In my wife's case, as she worked for Royal Mail, the scheme it...
by fyfin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

Olive, that's the same link I used, logging into the government gateway, so I would be very surprised if the figure is wrong. I was just curious as to how it is calculated and how you can add extra years over and above 35 to increase your pension. Seems a bit illogical but that's what the link told ...
by fyfin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

I would definitely check again. Gives you an instant figure on screen
by fyfin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: UK State pension calculation

I agree but this is the official government website after logging in. They show you every individual year where you made contributions so the forecast is accurate. They state they will pay the higher of the old system or new system and luckily they did in my case, the new system would have given me ...
by fyfin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 144

UK State pension calculation

I just did an online check for my wife's pension (really easy to do now) and we had assumed that as she has 34 years of the 35 required to get a full pension (now £164.35) that the calculation would simply be 34/35 of £164.35 but surprise surprise it was a lot less, around £129. I then read some of ...
by fyfin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool filter issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Pool filter issues?

pool1.jpg pool2.jpg Well, I might not be much help but I have a similar problem. I had light dust in the pool that I couldn't get rid off so asked at the shop where they do pool stuff and also carry out repairs and pool maintenance so they know their stuff. They said I needed flocculant which I dul...
by fyfin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

I found this information and it could be a combination of them all as my friend doesn't have access to the dish (it's a friend's dish he shares). Especially the bit that mentions Freesat receivers now being sensitive in fringe areas (obviously the older ones weren't as they still work here). SATELLI...
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

So far anyway until something else changes I suppose. The new box can't be as good at picking up the signal as the old box I think.
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

Really Sid . The old box humax but not sure of model still works fine with a 1.8mtr dish
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

He is a mine of information and I have been talking to him on messenger as well. I hadn't heard anything about missing channels though. Still loads on my old humax. I think we have decided the problem is a weak epg signal so if it doesn't pick that up it can't function as a Freesat box.
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

Beginning to sound like it. One last test for possible weak epg signal. I have access to a an apartment block with an even bigger dish. Will try it there, then it's going back.
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

BY the way the signal test shows absolutely nothing nothing on either input
by fyfin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message
Replies: 11
Views: 181

New Humax Freesat 1100s - no signal message

My friend has just bought a new Humax Freesat 1100s 500gb box and asked me to have a look as he couldn't get it working. Normally, it's something simple but it was receiving no signal despite the fact that another old box (not Humax) was receiving a signal no problem. I couldn't figure it out so too...
by fyfin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renta rates in faqs
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Renta rates in faqs

Perfect. Many thanks.
by fyfin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renta rates in faqs
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Renta rates in faqs

Gerry, it's not the exchange rate I'm after. I'm looking for allowances and tax rates based on the info in my post.
by fyfin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renta rates in faqs
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Renta rates in faqs

I have friends who are resident and have just completed their first tax return (actually done by an accountant here) and are being taxed jointly as the wife has little or no income of her own. He is over 70 and has a state pension and a private pension (not annuity). Their tax bill is around €900 an...
by fyfin
Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working

Mike I thought I was reading my own post. Must be a problem with Itv hub. It's exactly what happened to me. Yet it is working on another box
by fyfin
Sun May 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working

Brimshan - Just a thought. I can't watch any ITV programmes on any android device without logging in.

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