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by Mike
Fri 28 Jun 2013 10:33
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Air Con servicing
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

I have my a/c system serviced every year by Neotec in Perpignan and find them excellent. Friendly and competent. Tel: 04 68 34 34 68
by Mike
Fri 28 Jun 2013 10:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Buying and registering a second hand car
Replies: 0
Views: 1518

Buying and registering a second hand car

When stopped at a traffic island recently, I was cannoned into by a negligent driver and projected into the car in front . Fortunately no one was injured but my beautifully maintained car was a write-off, as I formed the meat in the sandwich! Negotiating the insurance claim and buying a replacement ...
by Mike
Tue 11 Jan 2011 18:03
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contributions Sociale
Replies: 9
Views: 4583

Hi John It was four years ago now but I can remember thinking how trouble-free the process was on both sides of the Channel. I had been warned by friends that it would take forever and a day but they turned out to be Jeremiahs. I did phone Newcastle with a query and was very impressed with the frien...
by Mike
Tue 11 Jan 2011 14:18
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contributions Sociale
Replies: 9
Views: 4583

Thumbelina, those were very helpful links indeed, thank you. I now have an understanding of how the tax is levied, partly because the "Contributions Sociale" would be more correctly labelled an "Impot Sociale" as it is a tax based on income. as detailed in one's declaration d'impot sur le revenu. In...
by Mike
Mon 10 Jan 2011 18:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contributions Sociale
Replies: 9
Views: 4583

Contributions Sociale

I heard some time ago, from a reputable French source, that British citizens, resident in France, should not have to pay the Contributions Sociale and that Department 66 was only one of two in France that imposed the tax on British citizens. As I have recently received a demand for payment, the matt...
by Mike
Sat 11 Dec 2010 14:59
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors, dentists.......
Replies: 62
Views: 27545

Hip replacement

An update for you on hip replacements following my previous query. I have recently had my right hip replaced with a metal/ceramic total prosthesis by Dr Mouttet. The results were almost immediate. After 5 weeks I am walking unaided, although I use an ordinary walking stick outside for safety - walki...
by Mike
Thu 17 Jun 2010 20:38
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors, dentists.......
Replies: 62
Views: 27545

Sue Thanks for the advice. Dr Mouttet is also highly recommended from several other sources, professional and otherwise. I am probably asking the impossible for info on individual performance at the moment but I'll try professional association sites and see whether I can give them a nudge. Best wish...
by Mike
Thu 17 Jun 2010 14:56
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors, dentists.......
Replies: 62
Views: 27545

Quality Control !?

Does anyone know of a website in France where one can check a doctor's treatment record. I am close to having a hip prosthesis and am very interested in the question of the ability, the number of operations performed per year and the success rate of my soon-to-be specialist. It is very easy to get t...
by Mike
Fri 22 May 2009 15:17
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: French Tax Return
Replies: 11
Views: 5740

Re: Just to confuse everyone

We've just been sent this from a friend who asked the Impots at Céret "The rate, decided by the Minister, for application to convert UKPS to € is as follows: 1.1864 and 0.8429 for € to UKPS. and this is the mean for the whole of 2008! John John is absolutely correct. After my last post, I realised ...
by Mike
Wed 13 May 2009 10:41
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: French Tax Return
Replies: 11
Views: 5740

Exchange Rate for Tax Returns

There seems to be some confusion at the Hotel des Impots, Ceret, this year about the rate of exchange £/€ to apply to our French Tax Returns. Last year Mme Florence Caulle, at a special meeting for English residents, told us that the rate as at December 31 was the correct one to apply. Mme Caulle ha...
by Mike
Sat 12 Apr 2008 13:48
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Carpet Underlay
Replies: 2
Views: 2738

Carpet Underlay

Rather a strange request but the forum has answered one or two of my previous questions very well, so here goes. I have been looking for special underlay for several of my oriental carpets. The brand I used in UK was 'Foxi'. It is in fact French. I have been to their website but it is not too inform...