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Old Sep 4th 2012, 8:21 pm   #16
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Thanks JimCross. My combined pensions are more than my personal allowance so I will definately elect for tax Cyprus end if I make it over to the beautiful Isle. Hey, every penny saved counts, especially when we lose out on benefits like winter fuel allowances and pension increases just because we decide to leave the UK to retire to the sun for a bit of quality life
If you already have your WFA and Christmas bonus you keep them and a new ruling from the EU means you can now clim from overseas. Your index linking is not affected by a move except to some countries such as Australia just that CamCleg changed the Index downwards of course.
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Hi John & Kath. Glad Spain's good for you. We're currently roasting alive in Sinai Egypt where it's been seriously hot. Fed up with the intolerable oppressive heat, camels, goats, sheep & rubbish strewn everywhere. Been here 6yrs & boy do we miss bacon, pork chops/roasts and all things yummy. I'm hoping I can get a visa to live in Cyprus but retain my finances from Egypt as I get really good XE & % savings interest
That's another trick the military men told me keep the bulk of your cash in Jersey in Royal Bank of Canada and use credit cards for everything in Cyprus you do not appear to break any rules and only have the 5 per cent tax since you have to be on the tax hook somewhere or HMRC won't let you off theirs.
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We get the most awesome black pork from the Aracena and Alentajo in Portugal and the eating out is very cheap so we are in pork heaven!
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Oink Oink you lucky lucky devils. I'm slavering just thinking about that!!
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Sorry, being a bit thick - don't understand what WFA is. Don't know anything about new rulings & Christmas bonus's. I started getting my pensions whilst in Egypt so I never got any bonus's etc. Possibly because I live in a non-EU country I have been missing out - can you enlighten me what I can expect to get officially if I move to EU country.
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I think you may be wrong there Mitzy Cyprus and Australia are 2 of the few places that you are allowed to take your Government pension to tax free from UK.
In that case I would recommend visiting the HMRC site rather than taske our word for it, as its such an important issue
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Sorry, being a bit thick - don't understand what WFA is. Don't know anything about new rulings & Christmas bonus's. I started getting my pensions whilst in Egypt so I never got any bonus's etc. Possibly because I live in a non-EU country I have been missing out - can you enlighten me what I can expect to get officially if I move to EU country.
WFA winter fuel allowance £200 per year. Christmas Bonus £12extra just in time for Christmas so gran can buy little Johnny some sweeties for his stocking.
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Good day John & Kath - thanks for the info. I have no recall of getting either!!! Shall be making enquiries to SRP. More double standards by SRP folk me thinks? We should get Aircon allowance if they think we don't deserve winter fuel allowance - however we need heating too as 3 months here in winter is cold and have to put a heater on! + 6 months of the year we definately needed A/C. All expensive. And as for Xmas bonus ... do they think just because we live in a Muslim country we ex-pats don't celebrate Christmas.
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