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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Well, to be fair, I don't think FMF has ever met a teacher who works for the local authorities so, in that sense, he is right
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Old 08.10.2018, 17:49
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They don’t issue a P60 for a state pension. The fact that it was subject to UK tax even though none was actually paid made zero difference whatsoever to the Neuchâtel tax authorities.
You have every right to appeal that decision as it's incorrect in Law. Unless you have signed the DT form specifically for the UK state pension Neuchatel does not have the legal right to tax it.

'Subject to taxation in the UK' badly translated or misunderstood as tax needs to be paid in the U.K. Easily done by somebody who works in a country where tax allowances as such do not exist.
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As I understand it, there's an entire section of the forum dedicated to the masturbatory musings of money nerds. I have it on permanent ignore.

Just sayin', like.
Yeah, sorry about that. FMF made some comments on Odile's friends that I found very offensive and it rolled from there...
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Old 08.10.2018, 17:59
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You have every right to appeal that decision as it's incorrect in Law. Unless you have signed the DT form specifically for the UK state pension Neuchatel does not have the legal right to tax it.

'Subject to taxation in the UK' badly translated or misunderstood as tax needs to be paid in the U.K. Easily done by somebody who works in a country where tax allowances as such do not exist.
We did appeal and we have a very good tax accountant here, it made no difference. To be honest the amount is so small it’s hardly worth bothering about.

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Old 08.10.2018, 19:40
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Yeah, sorry about that. FMF made some comments on Odile's friends that I found very offensive and it rolled from there...
Par for the course, surely, by now. Constant personal attacks - it is quite funny peculiar, somehow ...
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These folks have at least two houses. If you live that kind of lifestyle you have zero reason to lament if it falls apart when life take a wrong turn. Perhaps they should have lived a bit less lavishly to begin with.
This is the 'lavish' lifestyle to which you refer...

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2 bed mid terraced house, which still has a functioning outside toilet to compliment the modern interior bathroom Bought in the late 1950s and currently valued at approx. £128k (house in picture is not the exact one, but within a hundred meters.)

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Caravan on a site approx 20mins bus ride from Benidorm. Has thriving retiree community throughout the winter months, indoor heated swimming pool, ballroom dancing, bingo, etc... Bought in the early 1980s for a few hundred quid.

Not bad for an 87yr old woman living on her widow's pension, and teacher's state pension.

(Don't you just love assumptions! )
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Old 08.10.2018, 20:55
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128 K seems high for a terrace.
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Old 08.10.2018, 21:30
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If you are living in Switzerland and paying UK tax on a UK pension then you can request to pay tax in Switzerland and no more in the UK. You can also ask for tax paid in UK to be refunded, details here.
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Old 08.10.2018, 21:37
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The way we do referenda:

The Referendum Commission has launched its public information campaign giving the facts about the referendum on blasphemy.

In Ireland an independent commission under the chairmanship of a senior member of the judiciary is responsible for providing factual information on all referenda. It tends to cut down on the political BS.
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128 K seems high for a terrace.
I'm guessing you're not British
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Old 08.10.2018, 21:51
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128 K seems high for a terrace.
Depends on the location of said terrace. And the type of terrace. Seems reasonable to me.

Edit: hadn't seen Chrissie7's post.
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Old 08.10.2018, 21:52
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128 K seems high for a terrace.
That would be incredibly cheap in London
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Old 09.10.2018, 00:49
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I'm guessing you're not British
No I'm not British (it's the kind of remark I could do without....).
Yes it does depend on the location
Yes it is cheap for London, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Kensington, Cambridge, Oxford, Kent, Surrey, Bath etc.
....and it is rather expensive for the Midlands and North
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No I'm not British (it's the kind of remark I could do without....).
I'm probably not alone in being baffled by that response (particularly the original version that was on the email notification).


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Yes it is cheap for London, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Kensington, Cambridge, Oxford, Kent, Surrey, Bath etc.
....and it is rather expensive for the Midlands and North
Not at all. It's pretty average. The factors that help it's value are having 5 OFSTED schools within a mile that are ranked 'very good' or excellent', being less than a mile from the town centre, very close to all major transport connections, and being on a wide tree lined street where only 5 of the 72 houses have been on the market within the last 5yrs.

But that's all by the by.... My point is that people who've grafted all their lives, and who are enjoying a modest retirement in the sun, along with the thousands of Brits who move abroad to drier climates for the sake of their health, are amongst the potential 'victims' of Brexit. Those are the people I think about, people like the fruit and veg man on the local market who rents out his villa in Spain via a poster on his stall, and has done for the last 20+yrs.
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Nothing baffling
Knowledge doesn't have a nationality.
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No I'm not British (it's the kind of remark I could do without....).
Yes it does depend on the location
Yes it is cheap for London, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Kensington, Cambridge, Oxford, Kent, Surrey, Bath etc.
....and it is rather expensive for the Midlands and North
It was just a silly comment meant to be humorous and I'm sorry that you took offence. It was just the assumption that because it was a terrace it should be cheap...
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....and it is rather expensive for the Midlands and North
Nope. Sadly about average-to-low.
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I'm probably not alone in being baffled by that response (particularly the original version that was on the email notification).
Good grief, email notifications? Yes, I changed what I wrote, but not the tone. Why on earth did you thank me then?
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Good grief, email notifications? Yes, I changed what I wrote, but not the tone. Why on earth did you thank me then?
She was talking about Sky, not you
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That would be incredibly cheap in London
And everywhere else in the South. In Hampshire, quite a few beach huts are more expensive than that.
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