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Spanish Government General Budget 2018 – A Summary

The Government´s budget for 2018 has finally been approved. Below a summary of changes that might interest or affect members. Starting with a positive one: going to the movies is going to be cheaper as the IVA / VAT on tickets will go down from

Are The Uk/eu Allowing Citizens Rights To Be Sold Down The Swanny?

Most will be aware that yesterday the UK government held a meeting at chequers to discuss the future relationship with the EU. The agreement (according to the government) is to be put into a white paper and has caused furore amongst leave and re

Obliged To Charge For Plastic Bags From July 1 2018

The law that has been in force for some time will come into effect from July 1 2018. Prohibits the provision of free plastic bags at the point of sales. All the plastic bags placed on the market in the territory of the State, as well as the was

Universal Healthcare Psoe Announcement

Much has been circulating on the internet about the PSOE proposal for universal healthcare. This relates to the promise of the new government to repeal the Decreto Real of 16/2012 and in six weeks to approve a new Royal Decree. The Royal Decree

Vivienda De Uso Turistico Valencia – New Law Per 8.7.2018

The Autonomous Region of Valencia has approved a new Tourism Law, Ley 15/2018, published on the 8th of June, coming into force on the 8th of July 2018. Important changes with regards to the registration of holiday rental properties  like ´vivi

Bnd Levante Group Investment’s Presumably A Scam

A Spanish Investment Company based in Bendidorm, Alicante province is filing for bankruptcy. They have taken this action after the Spanish CMNV added the company to their warning list. An article was published in a Spanish newspaper suggesting d

What Is The Eu Gdpr Data Protection? Explained Live On Radio

GDPR EU regulations came into effect this month May 25 2018. Richelle CAB Spain senior adviser is discussing and clarifying what is the GDPR with Bill Padley of Talk Radio Europe. https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/wp-content/uploads/GDPR-RICH

Data Protection, New Eu Reglament Gdpr Into Effect 25.05.2018

The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Reglament 2016/679) or RGPD (Reglamento General de Protección de Datos) as it will be referred to in Spanish, comes into effect today, May 25th 2018. According to many specialists, active in the field of Da

Inheritance Tax Ruling Spanish Supreme Court

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled over a case, where a Canadian beneficiary of a Spanish resident wasn´t allowed the inheritance tax allowances of the region where the deceased resided. Going back to the end of 2014, when the EU Court of Just

Wifi4eu-free Wifi For Europeans In Public Places By 2020

Free Wi-Fi for Europeans The European Commission wishes to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres, and museums everywhere in Europe through Wi

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