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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 12th 2020, 7:35 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: B-DAY

I predict that post Brexit, Scotland will head off into the arms of the EU, only to be spurned, then, the sporran empty, into the arms of the IMF, only to be asset stripped (water, fish, NHS, whisky...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 9th 2020, 7:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Flying in/out of Doha

QA flights to the UK go via the Gulf, Iran then Turkey, circumventing Iraq.
Probably not helping your anxiety any.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 16th 2019, 7:38 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: QATAR- what to bring

Smoke alarm and CO alarm, there won't be a working one in your apartment. And one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Escape-Ladders/b?ie=UTF8&node=1939537031
Forum: Middle East
Dec 3rd 2019, 7:59 am
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Dubai job offer

Have a read of HMRC RDR3 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdr3-statutory-residence-test-srt/guidance-note-for-statutory-residence-test-srt-rdr3), and in particular the Automatic Overseas...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 16th 2019, 1:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Doha / Qatar documentation

Last time I went trough the process back in 2012, I just needed my Degree and a Police Clearance (Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland worked). Both documents needed four signatures, Attested by...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 15th 2019, 11:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Applying for UK residential mortgage whilst overseas

Here's a link from a related thread: https://britishexpats.com/forum/middle-east-60/expat-mortgage-providers-uk-property-920567/

Worth reading up on the tax implications of your plans. You'll be...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 6th 2019, 6:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Saudi Aramco IPO

That's the thing about Zerohedge, you never know what to expect, like this NHS article and embedded video......
Forum: Middle East
Nov 5th 2019, 8:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Saudi Aramco IPO

Or there's Deutsche Bank, a sure fire winner...

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/deutsche-bank-death-watch-has-taken-very-interesting-turn
Forum: Middle East
Nov 4th 2019, 12:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Saudi Aramco IPO

Hmmm... Aramco or Damac Properties, decisions, decisions...?

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/30/major-dubai-property-developer-damac-pulls-dividend-payouts-amid-slump.html
Forum: Middle East
Oct 29th 2019, 9:32 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,572
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Dubai economy?

Halt All New Home Construction In Dubai Or Face Economic Disaster, Top Builder Warns...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2019, 7:41 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,611
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Drone attacks

Princeton’s Science and Global Security Lab simulation...
https://youtu.be/2jy3JU-ORpo
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2019, 7:36 am
Replies: 56
Views: 6,556
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: 31 October 2019

John Longworth's article in The Telegraph gives some insight into the self-interest in the status quo. Well worth a read....
Forum: Middle East
Sep 12th 2019, 9:36 am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,143
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Dubai Housing Prices Tumble To 2008 Levels

That's a grim read for anyone with property in Dubai.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 11th 2019, 5:19 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,156
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Revealed: Best countries for expats to live and work

Great tax breaks for expats too under the Non-habitual Residency Scheme. Non-Portugese earnings, including overseas pension income*, are tax-free for 10 years!

*Except some UK Government Pensions...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 7th 2019, 3:21 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,156
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Revealed: Best countries for expats to live and work

From The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/life/taiwan-tops-list-best-countries-expats-live-work-uk-languishes/"The UK ranks 58th out of 64 countries (seventh from bottom) this year, as...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 2nd 2019, 1:42 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 12,143
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Dubai Housing Prices Tumble To 2008 Levels

Ouch!
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/dubai-housing-prices-tumble-2008-levels
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,556
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: 31 October 2019

Question: Which country in the developed world has the biggest budget shortfall? A black hole in the public finances larger than the likes of Italy and the rest of southern Europe, bigger than the US...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 10th 2019, 2:09 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,556
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: 31 October 2019

Another solution is a Marxist coup by Corbyn and McDonnell, per Lenin's four criteria for revolution:
Ruling class unable to govern (check)
Middle Class disenfranchised (check)
Working class ready...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2019, 7:34 am
Replies: 94
Views: 11,658
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Boris

I'd go for the house in Spain too. Cheaper, positive and better weather.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 30th 2019, 3:13 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 11,658
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Boris

Good for the British Expats, tasty pay rise in he past week. Bring on a no-deal Brexit :)
Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2019, 11:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Saudi Council of Engineers - Rejection

Another possible line of attack would be to obtain a transcript of your degree course from your university and submit this to SCE in support of your application. This will show the subjects you...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2019, 7:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Getting paid in UK bank Account

As an example, Santander UK charge a fixed £10 to receive international transfers. The sending bank will also charge a fee, and will skim a bit from the headline exchange rate published on Google...
Jul 26th 2019, 9:25 am
Replies: 1,050
Views: 783,620
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/07/deutsche-bank-to-axe-18000-jobs-worldwide-in-radical-restructuring

Deutche Bank = the Norwegian Blue of the banking world...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 19th 2019, 11:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: London To Qatar - Drink Driving Offence on record

Qatar Immigration have in the past accepted a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (https://www.mygov.scot/disclosure-types/), which is available online to anyone from the UK and won't show...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2019, 8:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,079
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Doha Qatar

Stay at home with the kids. Visit him in Qatar during the schol hols., and he can visit you in the UK using his annual leave and at the two Eid hols. You'll get a surprising amount of time together...
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