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Forum: Europe
May 2nd 2019, 12:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By Damson

Re: Croatia holiday - can anyone help please

Thanks very much caretaker. What a beautiful country
Forum: Europe
May 1st 2019, 12:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By Damson

Re: Croatia holiday - can anyone help please

Fair point and highlights my main problem: that I have no knowledge of the area. Am happy to do the google searches but don't have any starting point.

It would be helpful to know if there any...
Forum: Europe
May 1st 2019, 11:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By Damson

Croatia holiday - can anyone help please

Ok our 18 yo daughter and her boyfriend are looking at booking an activity holiday in Croatia. They have a limited budget though and it's more expensive than they realised.

I love a diy holiday...
Aug 8th 2018, 5:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Damson

Re: Investor 2 visa help please

Apologies for the delay as I’ve been away with poor internet.

Thats great, thanks for the advice. We’d obviously next get formal advice but it’s just a feel at the moment, so that’s really...
Aug 2nd 2018, 9:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Damson

Investor 2 visa help please

Does anyone know if the value of your pension pots can be used in the investment required amount or does it have to be liquid capital? Cheers
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2018, 11:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Damson

Re: Skilled visa information

As above. There’s no way I’d uproot my family with such a precarious situation. The employer isn’t coming across as great and to work for someone unreliable after travelling to the other side of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2018, 8:22 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Damson

Re: Moving January 2019.

[QUOTE=Justcol;12460199]We all miss bacon :(


You could treat yourself:


https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/shop.asp?action=search


for your birthday maybe?
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 5th 2018, 5:33 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

That’s truly terrible both; so sad
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 2:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Damson

Re: Dependents - moving down timescale?

That's great; that answers my question well. We may well be timing it for when our youngest is 16 and as he has no interest in further education, would be free to choose what he wants to do next...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 2:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

All noted. Depressing that people are treated like that anywhere isn't it? I hate the fact that in the western world, thanks mainly to the media, teens are now branded snowflakes (something mine...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 2:12 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

I'm 51 but wouldn't want to retire for a few years anyway - I'd be bored!!
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 2:11 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

All noted many thanks. We would only come with a job offer and points-wise are absolutely fine. We are both Brits, hubby is a structural engineer and has been offered two jobs in the past so pretty...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 2:09 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

Thanks col. Just to reassure you, we've saved and worked like mad throughout all our lives and have enough cash not to be a drain on the state system, with health, benefits or pensions. We aren't...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2018, 9:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Re: Being retired in NZ

I’m not at retirement age yet but planning for the future and yes it would be permanent t if we came. I’m in the uk and a Brit. The visa would be a skilled migrant category. Cheers
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2018, 8:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Damson

Dependents - moving down timescale?

How long after the main visa holder has moved do family have to follow? I just can't get my head around timings ref schools, college/uni, shutting our business down, packing up and selling home, him...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2018, 8:22 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Damson

Being retired in NZ

Just wondering how pensioners are viewed in NZ. Is there a lot of support available? Is medical assistance readily available? Is it an inclusive society or one that views pensioners as, well, a bit...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2018, 9:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Damson

Entrepeneur Residence Catagory Visa anyone?

Just wondering if anyone has set up a business in NZ and how easy was it compared to the UK. We've had our own business for 20 years so are well versed in the trials and tribulations of such a...
Forum: Spain
Aug 15th 2017, 6:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Damson

Re: Care of the elderly in Spain

Really interesting. We've noticed an exponential rise in homecare companies in our U.K. Town and I wondered if it was going to be a global thing. Out of interest, is there an ageing population...
Forum: Spain
Aug 14th 2017, 8:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Damson

Re: Care of the elderly in Spain

Ah right i take it there are not the care-in-the-home companies that are so prevalent in the UK then? Just wondering how expats manage?
Forum: Spain
Aug 14th 2017, 7:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Damson

Care of the elderly in Spain

I know a lot of people retire to Spain but I was wondering how the elderly are treated. I see my old dad in the U.K, with dementia, having a stranger visit him daily to attend to his personal needs...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2017, 3:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By Damson

Re: Flights Help?

We went with KoreanAir LGW to Auckland (stopover in Singapore). It was excellent, by far the cheapest at the time and as it was a long stopover coming back (19 hours) they put you up in one of their...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2017, 11:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Damson

UK Budget 2017 - Qrops pensions change

Posted in Oz forum too, but wanted to make people aware:


Budget 2017: HMRC introduces 25% tax charge on Qrops transfers - Citywire...
Forum: Australia
Mar 10th 2017, 11:34 am
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Damson

UK Budget 2017 - Qrops tax on pensions

Just wanted to make people aware:


Budget 2017: HMRC introduces 25% tax charge on Qrops transfers - Citywire...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 5th 2017, 4:18 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Damson

Petition - freedom of movement commonwealth countries

I've had a quick search but can't find if this has been posted before - apologies if it has. I'm posting it in relevant parts of the forum. I don't know if it's of interest to anyone and just ignore...
Forum: Canada
Feb 5th 2017, 4:17 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By Damson

Petition - freedom of movement in commonwealth countries

I've had a quick search but can't find if this has been posted before - apologies if it has. I'm posting it in relevant parts of the forum. I don't know if it's of interest to anyone and just ignore...
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