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Getting Connected in France

by Bob Elliott 

A List of Essential Web Sites

Here are the most useful web sites that will help you set up the best services for you. There are many more of course and there are others only your telecom provider has access to as part of the services they offer.

Use this site to [...]

Linda Shepherd, the Cancer Support Group Founder has died

We’re very sorry to report the death of Linda Shepherd

She was ‘an inspiration to us all’ and her work has helped thousands

Cancer Support France founder, Linda Shepherd, has died at the age of 64 following her own battle with cancer.

She founded the charity in 2002 in Poitou-Charentes after she was diagnosed [...]

The new Europe, The best laid schemes

by Richard Pickering Head of Research at Cushman & Wakefield

Supremely Pointless  In line with expectations, the Supreme Court has upheld the ruling that Parliament must vote on the issue before invoking Article 50.

What does this mean? Substantially, very little.  It feels inconceivable that Parliament will vote against the referendum decision, regardless of MPs [...]

The `Winter Fuel Payment

by Brian Cave

Roger Boaden who has working so very hard on getting this restored. I hope that you will react and send the mail as requested.

I have an urgent appeal from Roger Boaden to our members who registered on the European Parliament’s PETI website to signify support for Roger’s Petition to the Parliament’s [...]

Practicalities of Brexit for employees

by David Anderson 

This article is for general information only. You should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article is for general information and does not constitute investment advice. Always consult an IFA.

There [...]

Brexit opportunities

by David Anderson

This article is for general information only. Law is a highly specialised area and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article is for general information and does not constitute investment advice. [...]

By their fruit (deeds) you shall know them. (Matthew 7/16)

by Brian Cave 

Harry Shindler phoned me – “I have an idea”, he said.  “Not unusual” I replied.

“We should stop saying ‘expatriate”.  “I thought the same myself – I use the term ‘Citizens Abroad’.  “That’s interesting” said Harry.  “I’ve decided to use ‘Britons Abroad”

My reply – “I dislike expatriate because many people spell [...]

Calling all Chickens . . .

Current advice re Avian flu

by Anthony Allen at Cotswold Chickens

Judging by the number of calls we have received today many of you are either worried or confused by this mornings radio announcements so we thought that it might help to post our interpretation of the information.

It should be noted that NO [...]

What you need to know about pensions today

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

Pensions are complex, yet often the cornerstone of a comfortable retirement. Today, with Brexit looming and more options than ever for what you can do with your funds, it is difficult to establish the best approach – there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Here, we take [...]

Predictions for December 2016

Manish’s Zodiac Predictions for the coming month

Sagittarius ( 22 November – 21 December ) - Financially, there are optimistic signals. But again, the issue is with patience and strategy.  In case you apply the correct strategies, success will come, and it will reach its highest visibility in the last decanate of December. Envy and disinclination to [...]