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Forum: Middle East
Yesterday, 10:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 363
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, 7:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 986
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...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 26th 2019, 6:00 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,210
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Who's the next PM

Maybe they're just relocating temporarily to get the kids through free University?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 23rd 2019, 11:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: British TV

Amazon Firestick with Kodi and Mobdro installed, and as above decent broadband speed and possibly a VPN in Saudi.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 22nd 2019, 7:41 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,210
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Who's the next PM

The supreme leader being Jean Claude Juncker, President of Scotland and other members of the European Federation, all using the Euro and protected by the European Army? That's where I see things...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 10th 2019, 10:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Income tax query

If you are UK Resident and your property is your 'Primary Residence' then you have no Capital Gains liability when you sell. However, once you become UK Non-resident then you have Capital Gains...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 10th 2019, 9:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Income tax query

You are currently UK Resident and will be for the whole of this tax year. However, the day you leave the UK you become provisionally UK Non-resident and will carry that status until you either pass...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 8th 2019, 8:25 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Income tax query

Have a read of HMRC RDR3 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdr3-statutory-residence-test-srt) and a look at this KMPG flowchart...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 4th 2019, 4:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Moving back to UK from Dubai

Worth pointing out that if you already own a house, anywhere in the world, then you will have to pay the 3% additional stamp duty in the UK. Then there's the risk that Corbyn and McDonnell get in to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 28th 2019, 12:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Is it even worth going back?

Andalucia, Spain? Decent weather, great food, 3hr flight from Malaga to the UK. Reasonable property prices just now.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2019, 8:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Spotify

We have the house fitted-out with Sonos One speakers all connected via wifi and Alexa to Amazon Music Unlimited, and pay a £3.99 per month subscription for the streaming service. Highly recommended,...
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2019, 5:52 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Qatar Living Costs (what do you budget?)

There's also the real risk that things don't work out in Qatar and that you repatriate before being confirmed UK non-resident and face a UK tax bill on your worldwide earnings. 6th April 2021 is the...
Forum: Middle East
May 4th 2019, 8:55 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Qatar Living Costs (what do you budget?)

I'd add pensions for you both to your figures, before any of the above expenses come off, at say 2x 15% of your total package. Suggest you both also pay Class 2 NICs to keep your UK State Pension...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2019, 6:29 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

Two puppet parliaments, in thrall to the European Mafia Commission. That's where the irony lies.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 11th 2019, 6:39 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

Post updated.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 4th 2019, 7:40 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

I still come back to the Target2 Eurozone debt. owing by Spain and Italy to Germany, which I strongly suspect is behind all of this. Better to have the UK's 65 million tax-donkeys on the hook for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 4th 2019, 6:16 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

You can't believe a word that comes out of May's mouth, she is a pathological liar. You need to listen to Olly Robins to find out what the real strategy is:

No Deal is off the table (delivered)
A...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 1st 2019, 7:03 am
Replies: 119
Views: 163,568
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: "Is It Worth It" - a guide to costs vs income for the UAE & Qatar

Think about paying your future selves before paying any of the above bills: keep both of your UK State Pension entitlement going (pay Class 2 NIs) and set up personal pension each and pay enough in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 28th 2019, 4:26 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

If we must give up our sovereignty, then why to the European Union and why not to the USA and become the 51st State? Or put our sovereignty out to competitive tender, maybe China will low-ball it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 28th 2019, 2:00 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

I believe there should be a fourth option on any such second referendum: "Full Intergration with the EU".
By which we would ditch the pound and adopt the Euro, disband the UK military and join the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 21st 2019, 10:03 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

And BSE, from feeding ground up mad cows to live cows, and horse meat found in Tesco and Asda 'beefburgers'...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 17th 2019, 8:09 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

Those rates are for Income Tax and NI only, they don't include the multitude of indirect taxes such as VAT, Fuel, Property, Capital etc., which could easily double them. See Figure 2...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 16th 2019, 9:34 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

And the rest...
Employer NI Contributions at 13.8%
VAT at 20%
Fuel duty 58p per litre
Council Tax £££'s
Inurance Tax 12%
Air Passanger Duty
And the rest...

So you work Monday, Tuesday,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 16th 2019, 10:05 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,765
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Brexshit

My issue has always been that I don't need three layers of Government: Scottish, UK and EU, and all the attendant cost and bureaucracy. Best to get rid of two, then accountability is assured. My own...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 7th 2019, 11:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,213
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Qatar...

All very interesting, but I'll proffer that the experience of a seasoned expat in Qatar will differ somewhat from a UK family rocking up on their first assignment...
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