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How Can Citizens Advice Bureau Spain Benefit You?

As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system can be disconcerting? Have you discovered that the simplest of transactions are difficult to conclude? Find yourself searching for answers to problems only to discover that there is nowhere where you could find a solution? I am assuming that the answer is yes and that is why should be a member of our web site if you arent already.

What Will Happen To Uk Nationals In Spain If The Uk Decides To Leave The Eu. A Personal View.

This is the basis of a post on one of of our forums I wrote last year in response to the question of “What happens if the UK leaves the EU”. I have updated it a little as I talked about the general election, but I think the content i

Uk And Northern Ireland To Join Schengen Information System (sis)

NEWS FROM EUROPE The UK and Northern Ireland have asked to join the Schengen Information System (SIS) and will be provisionally allowed to do so as of March 1st of this year. The exchange of information is with regards to descriptions of persons

Non Eu Nationals Who Already Hold A ‘residence Card Of A Family Member Of A Union Citizen Must Be Allowed Entry Without Restriction

The EU Court of Justice today issued a preliminary ruling which will be welcomed citizens living in other countries who have a family member who is not an EU national. Currently if they live in for example in Spain they have to apply for a resid

New Intestacy Rules In England & Wales And How It Affects Expats In Spain

The entry into force on 1 October 2014 of the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 in England and Wales poses a new scenario for expats living in Spain. If they live in Spain but still own property in the UK and they are “intestate

Civil Service Pension’s

The 2014 UK budget proposed some quite drastic changes to the current pension world and the various schemes therein. The many changes proposed by the budget are set to take effect from April 2015 after a period of consultation. The Cabinet has l

Nicole King Interviews Myra On Mi Marbella Radio Show 12/09/2014 – Citizens Advice Bureau Spain

Myra’s interview with Nicole King on 12th September 2014, topics include: Inheritance Tax. Discrimination against nonresidents and their right to claim thousands paid in extra taxes. UK driving licences and the rules on the paper counterpa

It’s A Good News And Bad News Day On The Uk State Pension

Well, there’s good news and bad news and more good news on the state pension front. The good news is that the UK government is finally accepting applications to access their ATM, and has sort of finally updated the pension calculator on their

Make Sure Your Tax Affairs Are In Order: There’s Nowhere To Hide From The Spanish Taxman.

I have written many times that it’s important to make sure that your tax affairs are in order and that the Hacienda can go back 4 years under the statute of limitations. So, even though you may have submitted your 2010 return on time, they hav

Changes Uk Driving Licence Counterpart

The information below may have implications for those who wish to change their UK licence for the Spanish permit. For obvious reasons I am suggesting that you do not destroy the paper counterpart until trafico can be reasoned with. We can imagin

Consumer Info - Vacuum Cleaners More Energy Efficient As Of 1.9.2014

As of today, first of September 2014, by European Law, vaccuum cleaners must be more efficient re energy consumption. Maximum allowed is 1.600 Watt, and in three years time, as of 2017 this will be even lower, 900 Watt. Shops are allowed to sell

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