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by John & Kath
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa billing
Replies: 10
Views: 3882

Re: Endesa billing

We tracked the problem down to our meter, which is a fairly recent "smart" Actaris ACE6000. The meter displays the current date, and then the time. The time clock was 9 hours out . . . which makes a nonsense of trying to minimise "peak" usage! I'm on dual tariff with Endesa. Just checked my smart m...
by John & Kath
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: double taxation
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: double taxation

Quick question re when to fill the form in. We understand that we become tax residents after 6 months.but am i right in thinking we can only fill in and send back to hmrc the d.t form after we have filled in our first tax return in spain which would be around june 2015. so for a year we will pay uk...
by John & Kath
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: New ID Card for Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 6555

Re: New ID Card for Foreigners

I still use my, now defunct, British ID card. I was an early adopter when they were first introduced in the UK and later cancelled by Cameron (spit). At least I still get some value for my £30 outlay. The Spanish usually look very impressed by it or else mystified but it has never been rejected. SN...
by John & Kath
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: FERRY SERVICES
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: FERRY SERVICES

Latest update LD Lines are now doing Poole to Santander with new services added next year Poole to Gijon and Rosslaire to St Nazaire which could be teamed with St Nazaire to Gijon to give a connection from Ireland to Spain.
by John & Kath
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: FERRY SERVICES
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: FERRY SERVICES

Last years BF strike caused us to seek out alternatives and as a consequence we used LD Lines Portsmouth/Le Harve overland to St Nazaire/Gijon. The St Nazaire leg was on the same boat to be used on the new route Poole/Santander. We normally had used BF Portsmouth/Santander or Bilbao depending on the...
by John & Kath
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: TV Gurus. Your thoughts once more please.
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: TV Gurus. Your thoughts once more please.

I have seen 37" so they are out there!
by John & Kath
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a house in Andalucia - location suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3632

Re: Buying a house in Andalucia - location suggestions?

I'm going to be selling my house in the next few weeks & I'm looking to buy a small property in Andalusia for myself, my Mum & my brother to use throughout the year. I need it to have good transport links for my Mum & be relatively close to the sea, though further inland is also a possibility. I'm ...
by John & Kath
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a house in Andalucia - location suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3632

Re: Buying a house in Andalucia - location suggestions?

OK, you've specified Andalucia, and that you need good transport links. That narrows it down considerably. Let's take the transport situation. The only airport in Andalucia that has reliable, year-round flights to multiple UK airports is Malaga. Other airports have some, but to a restricted (or zer...
by John & Kath
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pressure back on the Euro
Replies: 188
Views: 22282

Re: Pressure back on the Euro

Agree completely about the elephants but Extremadura doesn't have an airport and it's the geographical size of Switzerland. Some automomous regions have five or six of the things. Portugal already has an International airport at Beja about 20 miles from the Spanish border at Badajos. It was a forme...
by John & Kath
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Form S1 Translation
Replies: 22
Views: 3576

Re: Form S1 Translation

That's nonsense the form as issued by DWP is in two parts one English and one Spanish. I just took both parts with my other documentation to the INSS office and they were familiar with it and accepted it.
by John & Kath
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: NIE Debt checking
Replies: 10
Views: 4415

Re: NIE Debt checking

Or Huelva Province.
by John & Kath
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free Spanish classes
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Free Spanish classes

Hi Georgie, Secretaria del Centro de Educación de Personas Adultas A particular course my daughter went on........... Español para inmigrantes She did 140 hrs in the evenings, at 1 or 2hrs twice a week Something to Google ...........along with above. Cursos de Español para Extranjeros en Córdoba PS...
by John & Kath
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New tax on off-grid power?
Replies: 12
Views: 6920

Re: New tax on off-grid power?

I would prefer to wait and read a report on this that makes some kind of sense. Information from the person concerned rarely does. Perhaps that's why A.com tries to protect us from him! If there is any basis in this report it must have been dreamt up by the same people who are trying to make it ext...
by John & Kath
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: n.i.e. number (II)
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: n.i.e. number (II)

hello, peter one more time and thanks again for your posts. so if i understand you correctly there is n o expiration date for the certificate however some institutions say there is. the question again would be how these particular officials determine this date since as stated before no such exact d...
by John & Kath
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good news on electricity
Replies: 37
Views: 2534

Re: Good news on electricity

Free at Last wrote:
katy wrote:http://www.diariosur.es/rc/20130320/eco ... 00943.html
This link, posted by Katy, makes it clear that the price reduction applies to consumers on the TUR tariff, and not those in the free market.
Thanks nothing in it for us then!
by John & Kath
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good news on electricity
Replies: 37
Views: 2534

Re: Good news on electricity

El Cid wrote:And no doubt they will increase the standing charge (which is not government controlled) to make up the difference.

Sid
Does this reduction apply to all electricity supply or only to regulated supply?
by John & Kath
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Avoiding Inheritance tax on property
Replies: 31
Views: 8697

Re: Avoiding Inheritance tax on property

It's a simple principle really you do not own the company you own shares in the company Things have obviously moved on since my time in the UK. Back then it was the shareholders who owned the company. and when the "first event" occurs your shares which would only be only a couple of nominal value £...
by John & Kath
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Avoiding Inheritance tax on property
Replies: 31
Views: 8697

Re: Avoiding Inheritance tax on property

..The principle is that if the property belongs to a company then the company never dies so inheritance tax is never charged .... Are dead people allowed to own a company in the UK? If not, then the ownership will probably have to change. The latest anti tax-fraud/money-laundering/terrorist-financi...
by John & Kath
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tax Form 720 Asset declaration
Replies: 811
Views: 165991

Re: Tax Form 720 Asset declaration

I don't think the lump sum is an issue. Either it is classed as a UK government pension or it is not. If it is not, the lump sum and income will be taxed in Spain. If it is a UK government pension neither the lump sum or the income will be taxed in Spain. Sid Yes the lump sum is definitely a commut...