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Forum: Spain
Apr 16th 2013, 9:20 am
Replies: 1,637
Views: 151,608
Posted By derek500

Re: Declaring worldwide assets to Hacienda

I agree with all of that, and I'm not disputing what you put on the form. I still believe Hacienda is expecting you to declare a property that was worth more than 50,000€ as of December 2012.
Forum: Spain
Apr 15th 2013, 10:29 am
Replies: 1,637
Views: 151,608
Posted By derek500

Re: Declaring worldwide assets to Hacienda

All countries have house price indexes based on purchase price, date and location.

It would be more logical for Hacienda to use an official table based on acquisition cost rather than someone...
Forum: Spain
Apr 14th 2013, 12:34 pm
Replies: 1,637
Views: 151,608
Posted By derek500

Re: Declaring worldwide assets to Hacienda

It seems pretty obvious to me that property valued at 50,000€ or more at Dec 31 2102 needs to be declared. Most people would know if a property is worth more or less than 50k, without getting an...
Forum: Spain
Dec 18th 2012, 10:31 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,526
Posted By derek500

Re: BBC2 The Great Spanish Crash

Usual old stuff, food banks with expensive branded goods, regular meat eater who can only afford meat once a month......

There was a UK fuel poverty story on Sky News yesterday. Chap moaning he...
Forum: Spain
Dec 16th 2012, 3:55 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

Do a speedtest at speedtest.net and use the formula I've posted above.

I've got 2.6mb and tend to stack programmes up overnight.
Forum: Spain
Dec 16th 2012, 3:07 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

At least with the catch-up services on Sky+HD they use progressive download rather than streaming, so broadcast quality HD is available to the slowest speeds of ADSL.

Multiply your speed x 3600...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2012, 8:28 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

I believe only the BBC catch-up service is available with Sky+ sub. You need the £21 entertainment pack to get ITV, C5 and Sky.

The ITV Player is ad free on Sky catch-up, unlike the web based...
Forum: Spain
Dec 14th 2012, 8:54 am
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

Get a Buffalo dd-wrt router (less than £30 on Amazon) and a VPN account (£40 a year) and you can use your Sky+ box for all the catch up services(BBC, ITV, C4 Five and Sky) on your Sky+ box.
Forum: Spain
Dec 4th 2012, 2:31 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

Still got Channel 4 HD?
Forum: Spain
Nov 23rd 2012, 4:01 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

For BBC iPlayer you need the Sky+ subscription.
Forum: Spain
Nov 23rd 2012, 8:50 am
Replies: 213
Views: 45,152
Posted By derek500

Re: Sky TV/ Satellite changes

The BBC iPlayer via Sky+HD boxes is broadcast quality HD.

As it uses progressive download rather than streaming, it is OK with all ADSL speeds.

e.g. The Killing from BBC HD is 2.59gb for 58...
Forum: Spain
Oct 18th 2012, 9:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,876
Posted By derek500

Re: taking a dog back to the UK

Don't forget it has to be done at least 24 hours before checking in and no more than 120 hours.

Easier to get it done at home before you leave, unless you're taking more than five days to drive...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2012, 9:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,728
Posted By derek500

Re: Will you be driving back to the UK?

Driving to the UK last week we saw a van in a traffic jam going the other way that did Spain to UK pet transport. It could have been this company.

http://www.easypetuk.com/
Forum: Spain
Sep 3rd 2012, 12:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek500

Re: DOG: UK ferry to France/Spain; rabies check

DFDS only charge for France to UK and it's £30. Worth checking if you can find a cheaper crossing with P&O as they only charge £15. DFDS is better coming from the UK as it's free for pets.



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Forum: Spain
Sep 2nd 2012, 1:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek500

Re: DOG: UK ferry to France/Spain; rabies check

We've done more than 20 crossings and never been asked for passport in UK. That is by cross channel ferry. Never flown or used the tunnel.
Forum: Spain
Sep 1st 2012, 8:47 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek500

Re: DOG: UK ferry to France/Spain; rabies check

We use DFDS (formerly Norfolkline) and they do take Pet Passports.

Little tip. DFDS only charge for pets when going from France to UK (about £30). They're free the other way.

P&O charge about...
Forum: Spain
Sep 1st 2012, 8:41 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek500

Re: DOG: UK ferry to France/Spain; rabies check

The check is done at check-in at the French port before boarding.
Forum: Spain
Sep 1st 2012, 8:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By derek500

Re: DOG: UK ferry to France/Spain; rabies check

There is no Pet Passport checking when leaving the UK by ferry.
Forum: Spain
Aug 25th 2012, 10:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,752
Posted By derek500

Re: Using Debit Card in France

That's slightly different. You're using a self service pump where you're telling them how much you want to spend. The full amount is debited along with a credit if you were under.

The OP is...
Forum: Spain
Mar 25th 2012, 11:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 9,512
Posted By derek500

Re: Valencia!

My daughter's international school, El PLantio, offered door to door pick-up by coach and school lunches were compulsory, so no leaving at lunch times.
Forum: Spain
Mar 25th 2012, 11:21 am
Replies: 20
Views: 9,512
Posted By derek500

Re: Valencia!

We live just outside Valencia and drink the tap water and never buy bottled.

Our Water board is CV Plantio, in Paterna.
Forum: Spain
Aug 27th 2011, 8:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By derek500

BBC News and 'Red Buttons' Moving to UK Beam

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/08/red_button_dsat_astra.html
Forum: Spain
Aug 9th 2011, 10:07 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,838
Posted By derek500

Re: Do you find the general cost of living cheaper in Spain than in the UK?

What we save on Council Tax (here 244€ + 114€ Basura, compared to £1000 in the UK) and water (here less than 1€ M3 in UK £4.50 M3) offsets any other things that are more expensive here.

Five bed...
Forum: Spain
Aug 9th 2011, 9:14 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,838
Posted By derek500

Re: Do you find the general cost of living cheaper in Spain than in the UK?

Although ADSL may appear expensive in Spain, you need to compare the products.

On my exchange in the UK the cheapest I could get was a 'retention' deal with BT. I pay £18 per month for phone line...
Forum: Spain
Aug 6th 2011, 9:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By derek500

Re: Golf players wanted

At Escorpion I can take in up to three guests at 30€ each.

At the moment there's an offer for pairs of non-members. 18 holes, buggy and 'comida' for 126€.
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