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  1. appendix 1 para 3 has nothing to do with wages. It is to do with a theoretical calculation of the level of labour employment on farms. Wages, profit, turnover etc are not mentioned in this section.

    I refer you again to my quote which is in the main body of the document above the first table page 2 (Background).
  2. Repeated for those who struggle with the rubbish forum formatting.

    "For non-corporate businesses, Farm Business Income represents the financial return to all unpaid labour on the farm (farmers and spouses, non-principal partners and their spouses and family workers) and on all their capital invested in the farm business, including land and buildings."

    The key there is "unpaid labour" = them as does the bloody work.

    Subsidies to industry? You will find them all over the place. How do you think a nuclear power station gets built or run, or a wind farm? Airbus? National rail networks? The entire road system throughout Europe - excepting a few thousand toll kilometres? Every construction project backed by (delete as appropriate) local government/regional government/national government/the EU.

    Even our village fete receives subsidies.

    You really do live in a sheltered anti-EUtopian environment.

    For goodness sake please put your chips away - they are not good for you.
  3. In that case I suggest you read your own links:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667253/fbs-farmaccountsengland-14dec17.pdf

    "For non-corporate businesses, Farm Business Income represents the financial return to all unpaid labour on the farm (farmers and spouses, non-principal partners and their spouses and family workers) and on all their capital invested in the farm business, including land and buildings."

    The key there is "unpaid labour" = them as does the bloody work.

    Subsidies to industry? You will find them all over the place. How do you think a nuclear power station gets built or run, or a wind farm? Airbus? National rail networks? The entire road system throughout Europe - excepting a few thousand toll kilometres? Every construction project backed by (delete as appropriate) local government/regional government/national government/the EU.

    Even our village fete receives subsidies.

    You really do live in a sheltered anti-EUtopian environment.

    For goodness sake please put your chips away - they are not good for you.
  4. Interesting links Richard, though I have not had a chance to read all of every one of them.

    So staying with dairy, the average net profit for a dairy farm is £50k - which sounds quite a lot. However it excludes any payments to the farmer and his family unless it is a registered corporate business (and most aren't). Now dairy farming is a double shift (cows have to be milked morning and evening), 7 day a week, 52 week a year operation. Frequently the spouse will be involved if not physically then as book keeper, procurer of supplies, liaison with the dairy etc. Many dairy farmers have never taken a holiday since starting because the simply cannot. So if just the farmer and his wife their salary if £25k each - less than the national average (and as said for the pleasure of double shift 7 days a week.) If they have another family member who helps out (son/daughter for example) the individual salary drops to £17k. Doesn't sound so good now does it?

    Now remember that these are averages, so if there is a farm out there earing £100k net profit, then there are 4 farms earning only £25k - to be split as above between participants. That now begins to sound pretty unpleasant.

    And of course if there is a mega-farm earning £200k, that means there are 4 farms earing nothing, nada, zilch. That is probably why in the 3 years to July 2016, 1000 UK dairy farms shut up shop.

    As to your last post on the for and against the CAP, I think it is very fair. For me there are two important issues.

    1. Environment. The CAP helps in the protection of the environment - it could maybe do more, but at least it helps. The against makes no mention, so hoping the environment will take care of itself. History says it won't - from Mid-west dust bowl of the 1930s to deforestation.

    2. Food security. There is indeed a world of cheap food out there. However I would prefer my meat without hormones and chlorine washed (USA and Canada) and as for milk products from China, I will pass on the (more than a) hint of melamine. [Countries chosen because they are expressly mentioned in the against argument.] If you think those sorts of things then OK, your choice.

    As for paying for it; yes of course you pay for it. You pay for national defence, why would you not pay for defence of your food?

    I would prefer if the CAP favoured smaller farmers more. I certainly wish they did not dump products in the third world, so disadvantaging local farmers. I would like to see more accountability for use of funds, but let not the best be the enemy of the good.

  5. Next time you are taking the trolley round Intermache, I suggest you put that massive chip on your shoulder on the cashiers' band and see how much it comes up as on the tills.

    Your nice cheap milk - due in part to the CAP - in fact without it many dairy farmers would be bankrupt.

    The 3/kg pork - ditto

    That baguette that costs next to nothing is due in part to wheat subsidies. Yes international wheat can be cheaper - sometimes. CAP provides a degree of price stability.

    In fact many of your food purchases are at stable and often cheap prices curtesy of the CAP.

    It is far from perfect and needs thorough reform, but the intentions are good even if the outcomes tend to favour large farms and large area landowners. However the move across the world to demand cheaper and cheaper food means quite simply that efficient (rather than good) husbandry leads to increasing farm size and specialisation.

    Neither is good in the long term but the problem is YOU not the CAP. Start being ready to pay real prices for real food and the CAP can be cut back. I was going to say scrapped, but I think we do need to maintain a level of food security and that will require some subsidy.

  6. Hi Mark and welcome

    Look in Pages-jaunes.fr for "scierie" for your wood supplies. Often cheaper and better quality than the big DIY stores, although Leroy is pretty good in ,my experience.

    For studding, metal rails and uprights are much more common and popular in France than wood - especially on areas where termites might be a problem. Further south than you are.

    Pricewise probably not much different after you have bought a crimping tool and possibly the metal snips for cutting, but the metal rails are straight and true, which wood might not be.

    TBH this system is a love or hate system and there are vociferous views in both camps, but it works for me. But then I am a DIYer with 10 thumbs on 2 left hands.

    Google.fr for Rails et Montants will give lots of tips. IIRC there is something on the Leroy Merlin site on how to use them.
  7. I have just tried to read through a topic only to find that extensive parts of the posts are overlaid and obscured by your most read section.

    Interesting though that is also it is impossible to read the posts.

    Please, please fix this pile of excrement that you use to publicise how good your off-line publications are. Frankly it gives a poor impression of Archant and its publication powers.
  8. http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/taiwania/pdf/tai.1999.44.230.pdf

    Read through the abstract and you will find thunbergiensis. Polypodiidites T.to be exact.

    Effects of forest management on biodiversity in temperate ...

    Also this but you will have to purchase the full report to find the specific link:

    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...

    Effects of forest management on biodiversity in temperate deciduous forests: An overview based on Central European ... and Hymenoptera thunbergiensis on wet sandstone ...

    You need a better search engine.

    As to the question is this word proper latin, it depends what you mean by proper latin. If you mean used by the Romans, then most certainly no - along with many/most genus descriptions.

    Likewise you won't find Sirdavidii in any Latin dictionary (plant named after Davis Attenborough).
  9. I would have thought this was right up ALBF's street.

    A lot of (mostly) Brits, with aspirations way beyond their (mostly) experience, expecting (mostly) to make a living from (mostly) providing entertainment and hospitality in a market that must be pretty saturated and needing (mostly) major investment to bring their properties up to scratch.

    In many respects while feeding the aspirations of some others, it is perhaps a lesson of what not to do.
  10. Your reply just shows how complicated things are.

    In fact it does not and cannot work as you describe because of different fiscal arrangements.

    By virtue of declarations being joint in both Germany and France but individual in the UK, if you spend roughly equal times in each country it is difficult to establish a single tax residence - especially if different criteria can be used.

    I was working in Germany and so that was clearly my centre of financial interest and with that came healthcare for the OH. OH was in receipt of a UK OAP and that was the sole income in the UK - but HMRC insisted that because the time spent in the UK was more than their 90 day minimum she must make declarations. She spent the majority of her time in our sole owned property in France and this was therefore deemed her centre of interest. Both Germany and France demanded worldwide income be declared but the DDT ensured no adverse impacts.
  11. Some good advice. The only point I would clarify is that while you could perhaps have problems if you claimed you main residence was both in the UK and France, it is perfectly possible to be tax resident (in the definition of being required to provide a tax return) in more than one country at a time. Indeed at one stage my wife was declaring in 3 countries for a couple of years because she spent more than 90 days per year in the UK, I was working in Germany and she spent some time there (joint declarations as in France) and she was using our house in France as a primary residence, which I visited most weekends and holidays.

    From what Philip has disclosed, I see no problems in him having worked in the UK and paid tax there while his main residence is in France. However proving the residency in France and all that goes with it could indeed be an issue.
  12. That was of course nearly a month ago, but it still highlights how things can and do change.

    One person's experience - important though it is - should be seen in the totality of what is happening and what could come to be.

    No doubt if visas are put in place, we will see more and longer delays.
  13. I agree Phillip. Very hard to decipher and I got it wrong more than once and was invited to visit the Hotel des Impots by a very nice lady to correct the declaration.

    Your UK salary goes into box 7.

    Box 8 I think is for those who live in countries who will reimburse tax paid there once they have proof of tax paid in France _ so you pay the tax twice but eventually get a refund (I think it works like that between Germany and Belgium).

    Box 6 is I think for things like rental income earned abroad (IIRC).

    If it is no hassle go to the tax office, I have found them to be always very helpful, although it seems we are all in dread of them and what they can do. They have certainly helped me over the years and have even helped save a few tens of euros of tax by suggesting how to declare some items.
  14. I should have said that 2047 alone has the same result.

    I am beginning to think that this is all because I do not make on-line declarations. I received the 2042 K by post a couple of weeks ago but still no 2047.

    I am passing the tax office tomorrow so will pop in.
  15. https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/formulaire/2047K

    Cette page n'existe plus

    Impots.gouv.fr a évolué

    Le contenu du site a été modernisé et les adresses ont changé.

    Nous vous invitons à revenir à la page d'accueil de notre site.

    And going back to the page d'accueil brings me to the page I described above.
  16. Thanks I had already found that page but instead of the form I get a number of boxes:

    Particuliers

    Declarer: Payer: Consulter:

    Nous Contacter: Estimer une bien: Gerer mon profile

    then

    Professionels

    and more options none of which gives the form.

    very strange.

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