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by Smiley G
Sun 24 May 2015 15:18
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32018

UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU

A referendum on continued British membership of the EU could be held as soon as next year. A vote to leave the EU would have major consequences for Ex-Pats who are resident in France. An exit timescale is not known but I suspect would be within 3 years of a NO vote. The consequences are varied depen...
by Smiley G
Sun 17 May 2015 16:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97911

The toilets are now finished. They are still located down the staircase but can also be accessed by a lift.
They are well appointed and modern.
by Smiley G
Thu 14 May 2015 11:45
Forum: P-O. Weather Forecast
Topic: Wind alert!
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

Does anyone know what wind speed closes down Perpignan Airport?
by Smiley G
Wed 13 May 2015 19:47
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Need a foot person....
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Sorry it's not Ceret, we use a chiropodist in Argeles. Fully qualified, details as follows:

Marie-Catherine Arsant
04 68 85 49 21
09 67 00 49 21

Boulevard du Canigou
66700 Argelès-sur-Mer
by Smiley G
Fri 08 May 2015 09:48
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: pound on the slide
Replies: 26
Views: 12643

Sterling currently 1.3798 (up 1.87%)
by Smiley G
Tue 05 May 2015 14:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan - stanstead
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

The Ryanair site just says ATC delay, that's all.
by Smiley G
Thu 30 Apr 2015 16:20
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Ex-Pat U.K. General Election
Replies: 15
Views: 6786

I echo your points Francis, very well put.
by Smiley G
Mon 27 Apr 2015 10:23
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Ex-Pat U.K. General Election
Replies: 15
Views: 6786

Ex-Pat U.K. General Election

Not too sure which topic this goes under but we received our postal voting papers on Thursday (23rd) and posted them back on Friday.
If you've enabled Postal Voting for the U.K. General Election on May 7th, this note serves as a benchmark for the arrival of your paperwork.
by Smiley G
Tue 21 Apr 2015 17:43
Forum: Travel
Topic: Controle technique for car under 4 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Gael-force, I have PM'd you.
by Smiley G
Tue 21 Apr 2015 17:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Controle technique for car under 4 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

I thought you were going to pay off the outstanding finance and re-register the car in France? A French company will insure a U.K. registered car but then you fall into the trap that you have to register the vehicle anyway. (Please see separate thread in the Travel Forum) http://forum.anglophone-dir...
by Smiley G
Tue 21 Apr 2015 17:15
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Forms are starting to arrive
Replies: 12
Views: 5808

Does anyone know how to get hold of form 3916 (declaration of foreign bank account) when declaring on -line? please? Eileen. A 3916 can be downloaded from the following link; http://www.impots.gouv.fr/portal/deploiement/p1/fichedescriptiveformulaire_6165/fichedescriptiveformulaire_6165.pdf You get ...
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Apr 2015 11:58
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Forms are starting to arrive
Replies: 12
Views: 5808

£1 = 1.2402€

this is the weighted ECB average for 2014 as confirmed in The Connexion tax guide
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Apr 2015 10:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carte Gris for an HP U.K car
Replies: 15
Views: 17580

Thank you to everybody for your replies, they are extremely helpful. Time to move forward and pay off this car and register it in France. :D As a tip, make sure the finance company give you a letter passing title (ownership). Keep your copy of the original hiring agreement together with your receip...
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Apr 2015 00:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carte Gris for an HP U.K car
Replies: 15
Views: 17580

I forgot to mention in my previous post that the French authorities, in addition to a Certificate of Conformity from the vehicle manufacturers, will require evidence that you hold title to the vehicle. This, at present, cannot be complied with as the vendor will have sold the vehicle to the finance ...
by Smiley G
Sun 19 Apr 2015 23:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carte Gris for an HP U.K car
Replies: 15
Views: 17580

When you re-register a U.K. car in France, the issuer of the Carte Grise will inform the DVLA in Swansea. HPI will be informed and thence the legal owners of the vehicle, the finance company. Standard terms in all U.K. Leasing, Lease Purchase, Hire Purchase and Contract Purchase documents PROHIBIT t...
by Smiley G
Thu 16 Apr 2015 13:43
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Forms are starting to arrive
Replies: 12
Views: 5808

2042-K Arrived today

Our 2042-K arrived today.
by Smiley G
Tue 14 Apr 2015 14:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Pets UK to France
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

you might find this useful, there are extra rules regarding bringing more than 5 cats or dogs, open the PDF on the link below for full details:

www.ambafrance-uk.org/Importing-animals ... rance,2780
by Smiley G
Mon 13 Apr 2015 10:18
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Some remaining channels on Astra 1N are disappearing
Replies: 43
Views: 13058

Some remaining channels on Astra 1N are disappearing

When FilmOn is playing up, we revert to our old faithful PMB box which still picks up Astra 1N. I notice last night that some channels are no longer there. Does anyone know if 1N is being taken out of service? Also, is there an alternative to FilmOn? When FilmOn is buffering/freezing we get perfect ...
by Smiley G
Fri 03 Apr 2015 17:43
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Forms are starting to arrive
Replies: 12
Views: 5808

For anyone new to this annual delight, if you have a U.K. Bank Account, you need to download and complete a Form 3916, the link for which I attach. You need a separate 3916 for EACH account held overseas. http://www.impots.gouv.fr/portal/deploiement/p1/fichedescriptiveformulaire_6165/fichedescriptiv...
by Smiley G
Fri 03 Apr 2015 13:37
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Forms are starting to arrive
Replies: 12
Views: 5808

Tax Forms are starting to arrive

Received our 2047-K (Foreign Income) today but no sign yet of the 2042 (Main Declaration)
by Smiley G
Mon 16 Mar 2015 12:47
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Solar Eclipse Friday, 20th March
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Lanark Lass wrote:Have you looked at the weather forecast? Rain for Friday!
It'll still go dark though! :cry:
by Smiley G
Sun 15 Mar 2015 22:39
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Solar Eclipse Friday, 20th March
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Solar Eclipse Friday, 20th March

Does anyone know if we'll see it down here and at what time? I believe this total eclipse starts at about 09:30 CET.
by Smiley G
Sat 14 Mar 2015 08:04
Forum: Health
Topic: Opening Hours
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

These are Dr Sautai's hours, he was on holiday last week so might be busy on his return this coming week. He does not give appointments just turn up.

Mon 9-12
Tue 3-7
Wed 12-3
Thur 9-12
Fri12-3
by Smiley G
Thu 12 Mar 2015 15:10
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: How Low will the €uro go?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

I perhaps should have pointed out in my original post that it would be prudent in times of plenty to put some additional money aside for the following year, especially if you think that your tax band might change because of enhanced income (by way of high FX rates). Allan, I agree that the principal...
by Smiley G
Thu 12 Mar 2015 07:34
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: How Low will the €uro go?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Allan, if the rate is high in 2015 and then drops later in the year (change in U.K. Government) your tax is levied in 2016 (for 2015 income) and will have to be paid out of that reduced income. I appreciate you could "put some of the enhanced income away" but in practical terms people don't tend to ...
by Smiley G
Wed 11 Mar 2015 17:05
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: How Low will the €uro go?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Don't forget that a strong £ is a double-edged sword. If you receive your income/pensions in £Sterling, a high FX figure will enhance your income in €Euros, possibly resulting in a higher French Tax Band.
by Smiley G
Sun 08 Mar 2015 08:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Beziers Airport Shuttle Bus
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

Thanks for all the replies.

A big thank you to Alan for his first hand experience it was very useful.
by Smiley G
Sat 07 Mar 2015 17:24
Forum: Travel
Topic: FLIGHTS FROM PERPIGNAN TO STANSTEAD AT RISK
Replies: 29
Views: 10207

It has to be said that as of today, there are NO Ryanair flights shown after Saturday 24th October from London Stansted to Perpignan, Barcelona El Prat or Girona Barcelona.
That date must be pivotal, i.e. Winter flights not yet loaded onto the system.
by Smiley G
Sat 07 Mar 2015 10:24
Forum: Travel
Topic: Beziers Airport Shuttle Bus
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

thanks for the link and for taking the time to reply. We found this as well but the timetable stops at the end of March and they arrive in May. So our friends can't really plan the onward train from Beziers to Perpignan and book seats until they are sure of the shuttle. If it doesn't all fit they ma...
by Smiley G
Sat 07 Mar 2015 08:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Beziers Airport Shuttle Bus
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

Beziers Airport Shuttle Bus

Does anyone have experience of the Beziers airport shuttle bus? We have friends flying over in May who want to get from the airport to Beziers train station to then take the train to Perpignan and then the reverse journey for their return. We can't find any information as to frequency, stops, costs,...