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by peteroldracer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Chivers Blackcurrant Jam 400gm
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Chivers Blackcurrant Jam 400gm

"They are a totally seperate company .."
Reminds me of the Brit misinformation that insisted Dunnes Stores were an Irish branch of M&S....
by peteroldracer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Torre del mar for nie
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Torre del mar for nie

Your NIE is of course printed on your permiso de conduccion and your tarjeta sanitaria
by peteroldracer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Getting lost on Spanish highways...
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Getting lost on Spanish highways...

According to the helpful chef it is down to the insular attitude of the provinces - they will at best only put signs to a destination within their province, or at a pinch the neighbouring one!
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Getting lost on Spanish highways...
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Getting lost on Spanish highways...

The bits that did not come up on Google Maps were the magic keys of “Palencia” then “Valencia”. A bit like being in Birmingham but needing to look for signs to Brighton if you want London....a chef at a hotel near Santander said that there was no highway from Santander to Leon - you had to look for ...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Getting lost on Spanish highways...
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Getting lost on Spanish highways...

Just come back from the UK (first time driving all way) and got lost going round Madrid heading north, again could not find road we wanted to use from Aranda de Duero to Santander....arrived at dusk with rain (rush hour) off ferry at Santander hoping to get a couple of hours down the road but after ...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

I have the p60s ready, and have printed the declaration for 2015. It clearly shows the civil service pension that I think they are querying, although the figure is slightly different (maybe they have used a conversion from GBP to Euro, whereas I put the actual figure paid into the bank in Euros..). ...
by peteroldracer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Blue car registration plates
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Blue car registration plates

And of course there will be no illegal plate makers churning out blue plates?
by peteroldracer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

I think this is the relevant bit of the letter? "De acuerdo con la información de que dispone la Agencia Tributaria, recibida en el marco de cooperación administrativa establecido en la Directiva 2011/16/UE del Consejo, de 15 de febrero de 2011, relativa a la cooperación administrativa en el ám...
by peteroldracer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

I can certainly manage a deep sigh whenever tax is mentioned....
by peteroldracer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

Appointment safely made, confirmed by their email.
I think they are looking for some proof that it is a crown pension (?) so will need to go through the filed paperwork at home, or get certification from HMRC/CPS.
At least I have time to prepare - appointment 24/10.
Thanks for help Beachy
by peteroldracer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

It says LUGAR Y PLAZO. La contestación a lo requerido en este documento debe realizarse en el plazo de 10 días hábiles, contados a partir del día siguiente al de recepción de este escrito....” Until we get back home I cannot see the return made for 2015, and see what I declared - how much and in whi...
by peteroldracer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spam or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 610

Re: Spam or not?

Update for anyone following this: I do admit that my first reaction to the message and email was panic! They were not spam or scam, but I had forgotten that (thankfully) I had given permission for AEAT to send me such notifications. Glad I did, as we will not be back to get post until well after the...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

I have found a company that says they can do as we ask (though with a cutoff at age 75, with a possibility that they will be able to get cover beyond that), estimated premium in range £800-1000 for Full comp on, say, a Corsa. They are called Sterling Insurance, based in Bishops Stortford. Maybe eve...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

Hmmmm, perhaps pumpkins have goldfish memories? I posted on this forum months back “ Thinking of getting a static caravan in the UK as a Brit-base for summer escapes and family visits, and a runabout to be left there. All the online sites collapse when faced with uk car/in uk/main residence in Spain...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

How dangerous it is to assume......we have a static caravan on a leisure park that is non-residential (closed for a month in winter with no one allowed to stay there) and not permitted to be a postal address. A bit like a Brit visiting Spain several times a year and renting different places or hotel...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

“Do you have an address in the UK? Do you I tend to return there? Then you live there.“ The answers are No and probably not permanently, only as a visitor, so your statement is erroneous. It is not a question of what laws say, merely what the insurer’s rules are.....I will never risk unknowingly bei...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

Paddy....you can discuss what you take as resident and where until the cows come home, but try answering any online insurance quote engine and there will be a question like “Since when have you lived in the UK?” With an option to give a month and year if not “since birth”. There is no option to say ...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

All the forms ask if I have lived in the UK from birth, or for a date from which you have/will move there. There is absolutely no point not being honest with this as the insurance would not be valid. It is self-evident that a Spanish tax-resident with no property in the UK will not be regarded as a ...
by peteroldracer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 768

Re: Strange request re. Vehicle Reg in the UK

All the insurers I have contacted will not look at anyone not resident in UK......
by peteroldracer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 1803 Forced Update
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Windows 10 1803 Forced Update

I am already on v.1809.....does this mean I am ahead of the game?

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