Pensions and #Retirement Living Pensions and #Retirement Living
Handling British, Irish and Greek pensions. The usual questions and experiences about retirement - living, housing, communities, insurance benefits, age - specifically related to Crete.
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Poll: Re: BREXIT, IN or OUT of the EU? BritsinCrete Poll
I received the following answer from my MP about continuity of UK State Pension upgrades and reciprocal health care provisions.
I hope you expats have got your voti...

Started 28. Feb 2016 at 10:03 by Ian
14 5799 Last Post 03. May 2016 at 20:42
By: Kefalas
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register a UK car in Crete?
Hi, I intend to drive my old UK car over to Crete. I understand that it will only be legal up to 6 months then either have to leave the country or scrap. Is it any easier to register a car now in Cret...

Started 16. Aug 2017 at 22:37 by Pauly B
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By: Mod2
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Not sure if this petition has been shown on this site but if you haven't had the chance to sign it and you are affected, it is worth doing.  The f...

Started 06. Feb 2016 at 20:02 by Fowles
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By: Fowles
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Poll: Have you received a UK Life Certificate Demand
It seems many of us abroad receiving pensions from the DWP International Pensions Centre in Newcastle have received a demand to complete a Life Certificate form. Many complied and returned the form us...

Started 03. Dec 2015 at 07:56 by admin
7 1894 Last Post 13. Mar 2016 at 11:45
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On the subject of polls - could we have another one to decide whether the very unfortunate circumstances of the 1950's women, that have had their pensionable age changed twice now and worse, not been ...

Started 29. Feb 2016 at 19:04 by Fowles
1 398 Last Post 29. Feb 2016 at 19:25
By: admin
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Latest on #QROPS - #HMRC Explains Suspension List of Companies
The Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS)
The industry was thrown into confusion by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) suspending the regularly published list of schemes accepting trans...

Started 11. Jul 2015 at 20:50 by admin
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#UK #Pensions: 6m to Face Contribution Shortfall
Women face the brunt of the more than 6 million not banking enough contributions over their working lives to qualify for the full state pension, a new study shows.
Here is fact:  it takes a minim...

Started 11. Mar 2015 at 09:40 by admin
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Does the #UK Pensions Ombudsman Deliver Results?
Real Gov Help for UK Pension Complaints
This is a turn up for the books.
Like a knight in shining armour, the Ombudsman for Pensions actually delivers good results according to the annual report for 20...

Started 25. Aug 2014 at 11:01 by admin
0 504 Last Post 25. Aug 2014 at 11:01
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One income source and tax in Greece announcement
the Greek Government will from next year no longer require an annual tax return for those, particularly pensioners. Trying to find out if this applies to expat situation. But it mentions the use of on...

Started 07. Dec 2013 at 17:53 by Kephalian
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By: Kephalian
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#UK_Pensions Update for #Brits in #Crete
#UK_Pensions News for #Brits in #Crete -
1. Final Salary Scheme Closures and
2. Equitable Life Payments Update

1. More #Final_Salary_Scheme Closures
I thought you may be interested to be updated on moves by U...

Started 27. Jun 2011 at 02:47 by admin
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By: admin
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Residency Permit - EU citizen to stay beyond 3 months
Hello all!
Thank you for looking at my question and any answers or insights you may have would be greatly appreciated thank you!
I understand that a residency permit may or may not be asked...

Started 08. May 2011 at 13:49 by LolDucky
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Another #HMRC OAP Fiasco
Facing an Unexpected Tax Bill from HMRC in 2010-2011 Tax Year?
Are you one of the 146,000 British pensioners given the wrong tax code by HM Revenue and Customs during last September's computer up...

Started 13. Apr 2011 at 07:27 by admin
0 1643 Last Post 13. Apr 2011 at 07:27
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New Tax rules
Does anyone have any comments re the new Tax Evasion bill just passed by parliament?  It seems that anyone living in Greece longer than 183 days per year must pay tax in Greece and not in the country ...

Started 31. Mar 2011 at 19:42 by TFC
2 2627 Last Post 01. Apr 2011 at 09:29
By: footscapes
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Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension.
Having recently moved to Crete I need to sort out a private pension which I have not at present started to arrange.
I've seen a system called QROPS and wonder if anyone has taken advanta...

Started 18. Feb 2011 at 19:55 by BrianS
5 3428 Last Post 24. Mar 2011 at 12:45
By: Kephalian
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National Insurance Contributions
Since coming to Crete, I have been making voluntary NIC payments in order to retain a full state retirement pension, when I reach retirement age.  Purely by coincidence I found out that new rulings me...

Started 03. Oct 2010 at 10:06 by Fowles
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By: Fowles
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Where to keep your Money?
Following the posts that UK pensions can now be paid directly into Greek bank accounts, I have been wondering if this is wise bearing in mind the current uncertainty about the future of the Euro and w...

Started 09. Jul 2010 at 12:03 by RIC (Ex Member)
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By: whirligig
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winter fuel payments
for those of you who receive WFP here is something to bear in mind when you receive next winter's payment and wonder why it has been reduced  Smiley

Started 25. Mar 2011 at 13:30 by latsida
5 4983 Last Post 06. Jul 2011 at 23:38
By: Binx
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Poll: How Far Does Your British Penson Stretch in Crete?
There has been a lot of muttering this past year about the loss in value of Sterling versus the Euro.
This has of course affected the spending power of anyone with a British pension and need it t...

Started 11. Sep 2009 at 10:53 by Gerald
2 3586 Last Post 15. Sep 2009 at 08:27
By: eranim
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UK Pension 2012 - Projected Rate
Pension News Alert
It looks like the British Basic State Pension (BSP) for 2012-2013 starting next April will rise by 5.2 per cent.
The annual increase in state pension is now calculated i...

Started 08. Nov 2011 at 17:22 by admin
4 3891 Last Post 18. Feb 2012 at 19:22
By: Kephalian
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£115.95 UK Basic State Pension from April 2015
Only a 2.5% Increase
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequers speech on December 3, the UK government confirms pensioners will get the full 2.5% increase in weekly State Pension payments from A...

Started 12. Dec 2014 at 09:37 by admin
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