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by bobscott
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 2452

POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

Saw this today in a final statement by David Davis, following this week's EU talks: This week we have discussed a wide range of issues which will have a significant impact on people’s lives. In particular, both sides have agreed: To protect the rights of frontier workers. To cover future social secu...
by bobscott
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Confiscation of Assets
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Confiscation of Assets

An interesting article from Zero Hedge. As far as I can see, once this exists in Greek law the Greek authorities will be able to directly confiscate "property" that you own, including bank deposits and the contents of safe deposit boxes because they "think" you cannot justify ho...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Working in Crete Info
Topic: Opportunities for teaching English
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Opportunities for teaching English

I'm sure lots of people would love for you to teach them English. Good luck with getting them to pay you though. The seven language schools I knew personally, four in Crete and three in northern Greece, have all closed down. Students would attend for a term and then their parents wouldn't pay the b...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

As far as I can see about half the accountants here claim that the UK State Pension remains taxable in the UK, half say it should be assessed for tax in Greece, half don't know and the other half say it has just changed from taxable in Greece to taxable in the UK. Too many halves? We are talking ab...
by bobscott
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Future (and current) British expats in Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Future (and current) British expats in Crete

Verhofstadt agrees with you, Bob: "To be in and out of the customs union and 'invisible borders' is a fantasy..." Both he and Barnier stress the need to complete negotiations on citizens rights, Ireland and the financial settlement before discussing trade: Guy Verhofstadt: "...First ...
by bobscott
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Future (and current) British expats in Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Future (and current) British expats in Crete

For those that have an interest, today's Future Partnership Paper deals with proposals regarding future customs arrangements so not that relevant to living in Crete, unless you are operating an import/export business between the UK and the EU. Warwick But like the rest of the government's 'policy' ...
by bobscott
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Future (and current) British expats in Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Future (and current) British expats in Crete

It would be perfectly possible for the UK to propose that, while they wish to implement their own conditions on exactly how many and who can relocate to the UK from the EU, those that are granted permission will be dealt with under the EU rules regarding healthcare, pensions and rights of residence...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Wind
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: Wind

BST wrote:The winds at places like Paleokastro and Kouromenos are mental much of the time in early summer!
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Please excuse an old fogey but what does 'mental' mean in this context?
by bobscott
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Wind
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: Wind

If you have somewhere 'in mind' for building Raw, ask a friend who is 'local' if it is a windy place! I know some Germans who did not listen to local advice. Everyone told them not to build on a piece of land that had an amazing view, but it was where the old threshing circle for the village had be...
by bobscott
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

Sorry GlennB but Kilkis is correct in what he has written as we have also checked with our accountant and he confirms we legally can be residents here and still be taxed in the UK . We can be here legally for health or extended tourist reasons and that is what we are happy to do. Should have got a ...
by bobscott
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Easing of currency controls
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Easing of currency controls

Kilkis wrote:I can explain. It IS a decrease, exactly as you said. Why would you expect anything else from this government?

Warwick


It's that joined-up thinking thing again! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Places to visit
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: Places to visit

On your way (from or back to Elounda) make a detour to visit Imbros and have a quick look at the gorge from the road. There is also a small war museum in Askyfou but not sure that you'd have the time. Well that would be over a 1 hour detour off the route to/ from Elounda, and that's without a stop ...
by bobscott
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

Have you tried asking at a local KEP office. They might not know the answer but if it is a good office, and most of them are, they might be able to find out what the regulation really is. Warwick Worth a shot, though the whole saga at some point involved getting our signatures verified and stamped ...
by bobscott
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: postal service

In villages in Crete you would probably have got it if you had not put any post box number on the address, Kathleen. I haven't tried it but I reckon there is a good chance that if you put your name, Greece and your post code you would probably get it. It might even work if you put your name followe...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

YoMo2 wrote:Did tax return a few weeks ago. No mention of marriage certificate.....................

Andrew


Ditto.

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