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, I have been living in France for the past 30 years & have worked (& currently working) in French companies during this time. Recently, I have been approached by a Dutch company who wishes to hire me to work for them, home-based, full time, from my house in Alsace. I am unsure of the approach to take in this situation: - auto-entrepreneur or - portage salarial. In both cases, I understand that charges sociales would need to be paid yet I have no idea of the % of my future salary would go towards these charges. Would anyone have any advice to share on this topic? Many thanks, Tom (Turckheim)
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, I'm wondering if anyone can hop on their bicycle and visit the following company to see if they are still in business. « SLS Move Relocation »8, Rue Jean Henri Lambert67100 StrasbourgTél : 00 33 3 88 43 54 54Fax : 00 33 3 88 43 54 55Mobile : 00 33 6 47 40 87 37 This moving company picked up my family's things on 31 January and promised to deliver them to us in Sweden. We flew to Sweden in the meantime. Not only have they not delivered more than a month later, they have stopped answering their phones. I am getting worried and it is a major inconvenience for us. Our 5 month baby is outgrowing his clothes, my wife has medication in the boxes and I have to buy new business attire. Thanks for helping out a fellow expat!
Can anybody assist with information regarding the possibility of having documents verified as true and legal? We need copies of a passport and lettter of address to be signed as true copies in order to be addressed to the motor vehicle licencing department so we can obtain a car licence in South Africa. In SA, the police deprtment sign affidavits in this regard, but we are unable to have the same thing done here in Strasbourg. if anybody has advise, please let me know. Regards, Gaenor