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Old May 31st 2022, 11:59 pm
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! Spanish News Today - Germany May Offer Pensioners 500 Euros To Spend The Winter In Spain


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There is also a couple of concrete things they are doing in relation to the crisis and not just 'maybe' something proposed by the AITA -
"For the next three months, Germans will be able to travel the country for just €9 (£7.50; $9.50) a month in a drive to tackle the soaring cost of living.
All local and regional transport on trains, buses and metro is included in the government's initiative, although inter-city trains are not.
However, fuel tax has also been reduced by around 30 cents a litre for petrol, bringing prices down below €2.
The tax has been brought down to the EU minimum, again for the next three months, so diesel prices are also being cut by around 14 cents a litre."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61656639
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Has always amazed me that the UK government doesn't encourage pensioners to move abroad, freeing up so many resources in the UK.
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Originally Posted by Expatrick
Has always amazed me that the UK government doesn't encourage pensioners to move abroad, freeing up so many resources in the UK.
In the 1980s several UK Councils used to send pensioners to "over winter" for a few weeks on the Costa as it was far cheaper than having them in residential care in the UK:. The Japanese used to do the same
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Originally Posted by Expatrick
Has always amazed me that the UK government doesn't encourage pensioners to move abroad, freeing up so many resources in the UK.
Well the huge Uk pension would be one reason why the EU (whilst the Uk was in it) was a good place to go. (sarcastic mode on)

Most of the rest of the world doesn't want pensioners unless they are rich as they then become a drain on resources in the host country.
Don't think the S1 is a worldwide thing.
So the Uk wont pick up medical and hospital treatment everywhere.

Cant just pack up and move to Australia as a pensioner (well some can if their kids have permanent residence).. But you still need to show you can support yourself at the country where you are going to's level.

Just checked and Australia no longer offers a retirement visa...




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Well the huge Uk pension would be one reason why the EU (whilst the Uk was in it) was a good place to go. (sarcastic mode on)

Most of the rest of the world doesn't want pensioners unless they are rich as they then become a drain on resources in the host country.
Don't think the S1 is a worldwide thing.
So the Uk wont pick up medical and hospital treatment everywhere.

Cant just pack up and move to Australia as a pensioner (well some can if their kids have permanent residence).. But you still need to show you can support yourself at the country where you are going to's level.

Just checked and Australia no longer offers a retirement visa...
I was thinking more of Europe, which would probably be a more preferable destination.
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It seems the Germs are also recommending their citizens have a10 day supply of water and food in their pantries..
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It seems the Germs are also recommending their citizens have a10 day supply of water and food in their pantries..
We have always had 7 - 10 days of food,but not water. Increased this (plus water) at the start of the lockdowns and have continued to do this in the light of the war.
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Originally Posted by Expatrick
I was thinking more of Europe, which would probably be a more preferable destination.

Yep but with brexit most EU countries are out of the average Brits reach financially now (although sell the house, take private pension and its not impossible)

To be honest its a minority of Brits who moved abroad every year anyway.
Most are happy staying in the Uk and just holidaying in the sun for a fortnight each year....
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Originally Posted by Barriej
Yep but with brexit most EU countries are out of the average Brits reach financially now (although sell the house, take private pension and its not impossible)

To be honest its a minority of Brits who moved abroad every year anyway.
Most are happy staying in the Uk and just holidaying in the sun for a fortnight each year....
not everyone likes hot weather and mosquitos. Don’t forget the UK is an obese nation. The idea of being in swimwear all summer is a nightmare for them
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not everyone likes hot weather and mosquitos. Don’t forget the UK is an obese nation. The idea of being in swimwear all summer is a nightmare for them
As the idea is for people to spend the WINTER in Spain your comment is totally irrelevant..

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