Search found 1397 matches

by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel

Hi Manchesteral Thank you for your reply. You are not being helpful here. Legally or not this person has to return to UK now. Please can you or someone else answer my questions . My Friend will have to take his chances then. Thank You David I suppose he would really need to contact the foreign offi...
by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel

I suppose the first question would be is he here legally or not, I'd suggest that if he's driving a british registered car he will certainly be a target for the cops, if he's overstayed his welcome then it's his own fault, sorry to be blunt !
by Manchesteral
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Reading

I don't often buy books, preferring to get them from the library or charity shops but I've splashed out on another masterpeice from Hilary Mantel " The mirror and the light", it's a huge tome but so far not disappointing, I recommend it !
by Manchesteral
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo

you can get UK state pension and still work. https://www.gov.uk/working-retirement-pension-age#:~:text=You%20can%20keep%20working%20past,flexibly%20or%20work%20part%2Dtime. The bit about autonomo etc I have no idea sorry! Yes, the UK gov lays it out very clearly: you do not pay national insurance c...
by Manchesteral
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?

Before lockdown I visted Menton on an annual basis to pay my respects to William Webb Ellis who is buried there, not been for 2 years and doubt I will make it this year !
by Manchesteral
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

Re: Masks on the beach

Katy, there are always exceptions, of course you would need to be an afficionado of Faustino Gran reserva 2009 8) 8) 8) !
by Manchesteral
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?

Surely by driving about with Uk plates / no MOT - when you are a resident is reason enough to stop and confiscate? As I said they do not have the resources, extra Police, admin for paperwork, cost of towing them away etc. In other words it is cheaper to ignore them. Not every British car is illegal...
by Manchesteral
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

Re: Masks on the beach

Spain as a whole doesn't *need" tourists. Yeah i bet they don't. :lol: no no.. hear me out - I say that spain as a whole doesn´t "need" tourists.. because think about it.. the streets of Malaga / fuengerola etc were always full of Spanish people before (20 years ago) and there were a...
by Manchesteral
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo

I am no expert on this but I seem to recall that this question has been raised before. I have no idea if his U K pension will be affected but I wonder if, with all his income being generated from outside of Spain he would actually considered to be "working" in Spain, quite possibly his res...
by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?
Replies: 41
Views: 1325

Re: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?

Mark, to answer your question about 'woke'. I think they got to 'woke' because 'politically correct' was a bit complicated for them. It appears to be unfashionable in certain quarters to actually care about your fellow human beings, the environment, or anything that does not drum up dosh for the 1%...
by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 449

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

ashtondav wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:29 amBitcoin.

I imagine the only holders of bitcoin are safely locked away in secure institutions and therefore not subject to the same scrutiny :roll: !!
by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

katy wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm Criminals have tattoos just like the rest of young people because they are now trendy. Perhaps they didn’t know they would become criminals at the time. Footballers, media stars have them too. What relevance does it have to the law in Spain?
I was wondering that myself !
by Manchesteral
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

I have a number of tattoos, I have never knowingly engaged in criminal activity, I got mine 50 years ago when I was a seaman, mostly in Asia, King Frederick of Denmark had Tattoos ! In my youth tattoos were a symbol of liberty and independence almost every seaman I knew had them, today, however I th...
by Manchesteral
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

Re: Masks on the beach

Canaries and Balaerics are exempt from this rule !
by Manchesteral
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 199
Views: 15135

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Not everything is as appears in the media. I've had another successful roundtrip Spain - Canarias, with a few weeks in between obviously. 4 planes and 6 public buses later, I'm still not dead. The interesting element is how full 3 of the planes were and I mean totally packed like sardines! At natio...
by Manchesteral
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccine war with EU
Replies: 258
Views: 8311

Re: Vaccine war with EU

Interview with minister for tourism live on TV in Benidorm yesterday. He was very optimistic and said they were relying on the Brits to be back in Benidorm. Actually looked very nice, smart bars on the Paseo and pristine beach. Would spend a couple of weeks there if it were always like that. I am n...
by Manchesteral
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 84
Views: 12232

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

Paddy Pumpkin wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:03 pm Get N26 if does all of the above and you can avoid the 30 EUR fee for non resident or resident account, they don't differentiate.

But you cannot walk into your local branch and discuss things !
by Manchesteral
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 84
Views: 12232

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

At the risk of being labelled "arrogant" I will say, is anyone out there listening ? for the past 4 years I have maintained a non residents account with Deutschebank, If you make 3 transactions of any description, direct debit, shopping or cash withdrawal your maintenance charges are zero....
by Manchesteral
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: House Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 1860

Re: House Sale

If you pay more than around five or 6 thousand into a Spanish bank you will have to fill in a form for the Bank of Spain detailing the origin. I think I posted on here the problem when I sold my car for cash. Even 2 banks in Gibraltar declined it and my Spanish bank where we had 2 accounts. There i...
by Manchesteral
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: House Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 1860

Re: House Sale

The answer is simple, do you want to pay the taxes on someone elses gains ? If the true value of the property is say 250.000 and you put the purchase price through the books at say 180.000 then you are undervaluing it by 70.000 ! The authorities are not stupid and when you come to sell the true valu...