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by Paddy Pumpkin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 217
Views: 15395

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I have received many jokes along these lines IMG-20210317-WA0022.jpg My neighbours are well aware that people can travel from abroad but there are restrictions of movement within Spain. The restrictions have so many exemptions though that unless you are travelling with the family and kids on a Frida...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 88
Views: 12376

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

Another alternative is Revolut. The whole process will be free The transfer fees are zero and the FX rate has zero spread (commission). So add GBP from your UK account to Revolut as a bank transfer or using debit card. This costs zero The exchange it on Revolut to EUR. This costs zero Then send it t...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccinations if not on Health System
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Vaccinations if not on Health System

Thanks we will give it a try. In Andalucia they have formalised the process now. https://www.sspa.juntadeandalucia.es/servicioandaluzdesalud/archivo-comunicado/alta-en-bdu-para-vacunacion-covid-19-extranjeros-y-espanoles-no-mutualistas-privados?fbclid=IwAR0zBADxXEtEr2kgtyUpFKd7xvo9PBMplY3TnZCOiw-60...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo

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Read the last entry on this thread...someone there may have the answer for you as they did the same.
by Paddy Pumpkin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccinations if not on Health System
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Vaccinations if not on Health System

Thanks we will give it a try. In Andalucia they have formalised the process now. https://www.sspa.juntadeandalucia.es/servicioandaluzdesalud/archivo-comunicado/alta-en-bdu-para-vacunacion-covid-19-extranjeros-y-espanoles-no-mutualistas-privados?fbclid=IwAR0zBADxXEtEr2kgtyUpFKd7xvo9PBMplY3TnZCOiw-60B...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo

you can get UK state pension and still work.

https://www.gov.uk/working-retirement-p ... art%2Dtime.


The bit about autonomo etc I have no idea sorry!
by Paddy Pumpkin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccinations if not on Health System
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Vaccinations if not on Health System

Can I check- Health Insurance Card

Was that your private health insurance card? So you are not entitled to use the public system?
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

Do you mean this one? https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tax/hmrc-policy/icebreaker-tax-avoidance-scheme-crushed I was offered it. As part of the scheme you borrow money to finance the scheme. I asked the tax adviser will you lend me the money on a non recourse basis. So if anything went wrong and I ge...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

Buy a Tesla? Sid Cars have to go on a wealth tax declaration...so Hacienda will ask where the money came from to buy the car. If your wealth is below 700k then maybe you could get away with it. Although I am pretty sure Tesla in Spain will have to have money laundering checks in place. I know car d...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

Even if you don't put it on Modelo 720 you will encounter problems spending it How you can spend Bitcoin is limited so when you tansfer it back into currency that you can spend more easily it will show up. So you may be able to accumulate it but spending it will be very difficult. A bit like a drug ...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

Echoing what the other commenters have said. Brexit and Non exchange of informtaion is wishful thinking If it was that simple we would just go and park money in for example Singapore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Reporting_Standard There are only 154 countries in the world who have signed up...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2203

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

https://www.statewatch.org/news/2016/october/eu-usa-visa-row-on-the-cards-many-visa-free-entrants-stay-within-the-territory-of-the-schengen-area-for-several-years-continuously/ Estimates of overstayed from 2016 "It is widely recognised that people entering the EU from the so-called "White ...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccinations if not on Health System
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Vaccinations if not on Health System

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I am not sure if this is fake so if anyone does contact this number be careful with details. If you do contact them let us know if it was successful especially if you are not registered on the health service.
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2203

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

The whole Schengen 90 day rule in not a new phenomenon. Here is a thread from 2011 with non EU citizens wanting to overstay https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/europe-western-europe/topics/actual-schengen-overstay-stories-post-them-here All that has changed is that British citizens are now...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 10727

Re: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain

A friend asked for some tax help and the obvious thing for her to do is buy an annuity. We tried a few IFAs in Spain and none were forthcoming.

Has anyone actually managed to find an annuity provider who can sell a temporary annuity that can be purchased with a UK SIPP?
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another casulty of brexit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Another casulty of brexit?

I run Tune In for BBC 5 live sports on my phone and have a VPN with UK location all the time (VPN permanently switched on anyway). I never have a problem. Maybe there are other settings like location sharing on the phone that are interfering. I guess the moral of the story is try a few different app...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2203

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

A man named Shaun Cromber who admitted to voting for Brexit was in disbelief that such a thing as leaving the EU would prevent him from living on the continent. Speaking at Malaga airport to Global 24/7 News a tearful Cromber said: “Yes I voted out, but I didn’t realise it would come to this, my app...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: La CaixaBank to Revolut transfer ?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: La CaixaBank to Revolut transfer ?

In the Revolut App do the following Accounts Tab Below it you will see the balance and to the right of that number is a little drop down arrow...click the arrow and then choose your EUR account. Then below the EUR balance you will see ADD and SEND to the right of that is there little dots Click the ...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 217
Views: 15395

Re: Travel Covid requirements

SJ broke the UK government guidelines which at the time stated the all but essential travel should be avoided. Whether he likes it or not being a family member of the UK PM puts you in the public eye and until people stop reading newspapers that follow SJ on holidays taking photos then it will conti...
by Paddy Pumpkin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 88
Views: 12376

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

Have any of the DD gone through from a UK bank yet? Did they charge you? I know some are now charging for SEPA payments based on comments I have seen on other threads. I had a similar problem to you with an insurance company, back and forth when I offered banks accounts in the EURO zone to pay my pr...