I am hoping to move to the SW of France once my house here in the north is sold. I would very much like to buy somewhere in the Vendee/Deux Sevres area. And as a young retiree I would still like to have something to do to keep me busy. I would like to have an outbuilding/dependance to convert into a business (albeit a small one) selling antiques & bric-a-brac. Obviously this is an idea that is in its infancy as I know there will be many hoops to jump through before I can achieve it. Has anyone gone through this and would anyone be able to give me ideas of the pitfalls that I may come across? I do speak French as I have lived in France for 10 years now. Any help would be gratefully accepted.
A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here:- I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same here You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to here: Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!
Hello, Im sure this has been asked many times in the past but I just cant find the right info or advice. I have newly moved to the north of france to a lovely new house. The only problem now is trying to figure out the whole process of getting a legal car in france. I am from the UK but have a canadian driving licence from living over there for a period of time growing up. My question now is who will insure me on an international driving licence in france. I find many car insurance companys in england but with my rudimentary french finding it very difficult to find out how to insuce a new car with a canadian driving licence. HELP PLEASE ! :)
Having read through the info on here regarding wills, I still have the following questions. If resideing in France until the ''End Game'', I am assuming we HAVE to make a will in France. Does a UK will overide this? Does a step child have different rights? even though we may be legally married? There are two children (now adults) in our marriage, both stepchildren to one of us. Does the 'Reserve legale' still come into force for them?....although I understand about the ''usufruit'' to give the surviving spouse life interest. Trying to sweep the minefield again before moving
As an auto entrepreneur my wife has received a form from our mutuelle, Répam Santé, regarding our ‘Attestation Fiscale Année 2014’. It refers to article 154 bis of the ‘Code General des Impots’ and under the heading ‘Maladie’ indicates an amount that she paid and that as a ‘profession libérale’ she must declare. Does anyone know where on the form this should be declared? Thank you
Hello everyone I've been working in France for 7 years, I pay my taxes online and my employers have always been based in France. After being unemployed for 8 months (on income support) I have finally found a new job (in France) but my employer lives in the UK and I will be registered there and paid from there. I've started looking into it but if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.