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  1. OK the notes for 1AS are quite long, and there is a section there that relates to Régime des fonctionnaires civils et militaires; but it doesnt' specifically mention pensions originating from abroad

    Onto the notes for 8TI Conventions internationales, fonctionnaires internationaux, travail à l'ètranger , lignes TI à TN it is as I have always done.

    I am happy to scan the relevant parts and post it if anyone wants to go with the book

  2. Ah yes, I did the same last year and posted my email reply here too, (though I had put it into english) and I was told 8 TI ! I have in front of me the Guide Pratique du Contributable for this year and I'm just reading the note for 1as now, so i will get report back in a few minutes.

  3. lovely thank you. I don't know your circs but if its any help if you get a governmental pension taxed in the UK, then you put it in 8TI according to the help notes for 2047

  4. May 9th and either I can't find it or have missed the annual debate about what exchange rate we should be using! So come on what is it ?

  5. Thanks to both Idun and Norman, we'll continue with him on ours then.

  6. I'm happy to keep him on mine , less paperwork. I understand that the extra part will help reduce our tax bill, but does it have any disadvantages ?
  7. Last year son now aged 20 was included on our tax form, this year he has had a letter saying that he can register in his own right. He doesn't have any declarable income, so until he does or reaches 25 is it better that he is included on ours?

  8. We can't speak ill of the dead? Can I hold people to that when Gordon Brown, Tony Blair or any other out-of- favour-on-this-board person dies ?

  9. I won't mourn her passing and that is about as much as I can say on the subject without getting banned!
  10. Woolovers are great . either the UK £ site or the € French one. Great deals, frequent special offers, one postage cost even if the send things individually and excellent quality for not much more that you'd pay for market tat.
  11. When people thought this was a straightforward arson case and Widdicombe was first in the queue to say that no one could call Mick Phillipot a bad father, the question of his benefits etc mattered not one jot.

    Now he has been found guilty of arson and motivated out of his desire to try and frame an ex girlfriend.

    He stabbed a girlfriend when he was in the army and working and killed kids when he was receiving benefits. The guy is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, full stop.

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  12. I have noticed that the more right wing elements of the uk press and the tory party seem to have renamed welfare payments as "handouts". However there are a number of issues here. Firstly workers pay National Insurance to ensure when they fall on hard times and lose their jobs or cant work through illness that they are "insured" but too many people now see this as some kind of private savings pot to which if they have had full employment throughout their working life that they are suddenly entitled to in retirement.

    Secondly there are those that cannot work through disability illness who suddenly find that the rules are being changed and those who were classified as disabled/ unable to work through illness one month suddenly find thanks to IDS that the rules have changed although their illness may have not , and they lose their benefit with little warning or planning and are then labelled as " fit for work" or benefit cheats by the daily wail.

    The real fraudsters in whatever shape and guise are there, but I don't think they are prolific as the government would have us all think and of course they need clamping down on.

    but thee NATIONAL INSURANCE system was set up to help those in most need and that is how it should remain, if a person has had the ability or luxury or working full time in secure employment for 40 years,, they should give thanks not moan that they haven't been able to take anything out.

    Would I or could I survive on a state "handout",? not blooming likely and neither would I want to try. The UK has a duty of care towards its citizens , and should support the less able and I am glad that I live in another country which does the same.

    If the rules are that people who leave the UK can claim winter fuel allowance , then that is that.Though I think it should be means tested, so that those who need it most get it regardless as to how much you may have "paid in".
  13. [quote user="sweet 17"]

    Can someone please say what "tajine spices" are?

    Personally, I am not that keen on olives, especially in cooking, though I have used a few black ones when making something à la Landaise.

    I will nibble on a few "special" olives, those very expensive ones in oil and garlic that you buy in markets or épiceries  with a nice glass of something alcoholic but all our French friends seem to love eating the things.  I really cannot, for the life of me, see their attraction.

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    The tajine spices I use are ready blended and sold in a plastic pot, the marque is la conquete des saveurs . In my local supermarket, their range of spices is never with the schwartz ones etc but with the dried fruits and nuts and they are always much cheaper. I forgot to mention that the recipe has a couple of chopped onions in it too.
  14. [quote user="Benjamin"]I am deeply disturbed by the attitude of some posters to immigrants which, to be brutally frank, are more rooted in the UK of the 60s, 70s and 80s. I grew up near to Wolverhampton as a teenager and young man and I worked in Wolverhampton for a time. Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech in April 1968 set the tone but my opinions were formed, erroneously as it happens, from listening to white people around me.

    Over the years and watching the immigrant population grow out of their initial environment and begin to integrate into their surroundings (be it housing, jobs or outward lifestyles) I gradually realised that my opinions were wrong. I am pleased to say that it's been a pleasure to have them changed.

    I liken it now to how, since returning to live in the UK almost three years ago, we have, and continue to, adjusted our opinions of the younger generation.

    Grow up. Get a Life and move on but don't blame immigrants for all the country's woes.



    [/quote] A virtual pint to that man. A banker, a Daily Mail reader and a benefit claimant are sitting at a table sharing 12 biscuits. The banker takes 11 of them and then says to the Daily Mail reader, “Watch out for the welfare scrounger, he wants your biscuit”. The benefit claimant can easily be replaced with immigrant. What is happening in Greece , eg The Golden Dawn racists (that the UK and western European really don't want to report on and you have to search a bit to find it) is really shocking. The West has lived beyond its means for years and whilst politicians look for new places to plunder, the people look for scapegoats and they are always societies most vulnerable.
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