White Rose of Yorkshire

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About White Rose of Yorkshire

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Twixt Whitby & Hull
  • Gender Female
  • Interests History. Meeting people from different backgrounds.
  1. The New Fiscal Package July 2020

    „On 12 June 2020, the federal cabinet adopted the first extensive measures that form part of the stimulus package, which takes decisive action to tackle the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The measures that were adopted include a temporary reduction of VAT rates in the second half of 2020, a €300 bonus for families with children, improved depreciation rules for businesses, and an extensive short-term aid programme for small and medium-sized firms.   These actions are key elements in the €130 billion stimulus package that was agreed between the parties in Germany’s governing coalition on 3 June 2020. The package is comprised of targeted measures that are designed to give the economy a powerful boost, to safeguard jobs, and to guide a modernised Germany into an environmentally sustainable future.   The draft legislation adopted by the cabinet will now be forwarded to the German Bundestag for deliberation. The cabinet will decide shortly on additional measures that will form part of the stimulus package.“   https://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/EN/Standardartikel/Topics/Public-Finances/Articles/2020-06-04-fiscal-package.html;jsessionid=817169D413DD7EE1D40850C32C1BB60E.delivery1-replication      
  2. Why are you happy today?

    My husband became seriously ill in December and Christmas just seemed to pass us by. I was doing  some spring cleaning today and came across a large tin filled with minature chocolate Father Christmases and other christmas goodies, all of which are still edible. We have been watching tv and eating the christmas goodies this evening and it was great.
  3. Riots in Stuttgart

    Please do not put the Parkschützers and the rioters in the same category. There is absolutely no excuse for the riot in Stuttgart yesterday or the attack on the police  officers.   FYI: The parkschützers were atttacked by a police force from Bavaria. German police never deploy the local police force for such things as they may have to deal with their neighbour or their child‘s teacher. If you don‘t know the people you are dealing with you act differently.    
  4. Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    "Det Ch Insp Mark Cranwell, who is in charge of the Met investigation - known as Operation Grange - said the suspect, then aged 30, frequented the Algarve between 1995 and 2007, staying for "days upon end" in his camper van and living a "transient lifestyle".   He was in the Praia da Luz area where the McCann family was staying when she disappeared and received a phone call at 19:32, which ended at 20:02. Madeleine is believed to have disappeared between 21:10 and 22:00 that evening.   Police have released details of the suspect's phone number (+351 912 730 680) and the number which dialled him (+351 916 510 683), and said any information about these numbers could be "critical".   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52916137  
  5. ALG / Help for Freelancers Affected By Corona Virus?

    Due to the loss of income because of the corona virus, you can apply to your Health Insurance Company and the Rentenversicherung to have your monthly payments reduced.   You can also apply to the local Finanzamt and apply for a Fristverlängerung for the payment of Mwst. There is a contact form on the website of all Finanzamts.
  6. Landlord attempting to evict me.

      Don't panic, your landlord wasn't being nice to you. He probably helped you in the past because he had found someone who was prepared to pay the rent in cash without a receipt. Most people would never have entered into such an agreement.   The agreement works both ways. As you always paid your rent in cash without a receipt, how can your landlord  prove that you owe him money?   Night work begins at 8.00 p.m. not 5.00 p.m.   It would be interesting to know if the other tenants or holiday makers also pay cash for the use of the apartments.   If the rent is not paid into a bank account and there is no receipt, your landlord is probably not declaring his rental income and will not be taxed on it. Your local tax office will be very interested to hear your story.
  7. Being fired whilst sick and out of the country

    "Regardless of your personal circumstances, if you have a sick note and then leave the country, this can appear as if you are using your sick note to have a nice  extended holiday. This may be a reason to fire you.   You should use the time off sick to recover and maybe have some therapy. You could also apply for a Kur.   Why on earth do you think senior managers should inform you when they go on holiday?   As you hadn’t been informed about the new colleague who needs a computer, why did you provide him with one and give him access to the system which you yourself say is unauthorized? This could also be a reason to fire you.   Your Doctor gave you exact instructions about what to do:   “…..so he signed me off work for stress for 3 weeks and told to:   Email and post my sick note to my employer and to not engage/communicate further - literally, do nothing but recuperate - To contact him at the end of the 3 weeks for a probable extension of a further 3 weeks to rest."   Why did you ignore his advice?   “I wasn't sure if I would follow through, thinking I might try to negotiate home working for a week or so to recover”   Why do you want to work when you have a sick note?   The link you provided is from DGB and is about a project ( it is not law). It gives advice and recommendations for mobile workers from central and eastern Europe. I think this is aimed at people who help with the harvest  and strawberry picking and things like that. You are not a mobile worker. Are you a member of a trade union?    
  8. VAT Question for Freelancer

      Your clients are most likely not experts in the ways of the German tax system so don't listen to them seek expert advice.   If you previously earned more than 17,000 € per year then you must charge your clients VAT.   BTW:  The VAT threshold was raised to 22,000 € on 1st January 2020.   https://www.lexoffice.de/gesetzesaenderungen/kleinunternehmerregelung-2020/   You should write your invoice something like this:   Xxxx hours or whatever           800,00 €   19% VAT                                 152,00 €   Are you a member of any professional organisations? If not, have a look at the homepage of the Verband der Gründer und Selbständigen Deutschlands e.V. There is a wealth of information to be found there. https://www.vgsd.de/            
  9. Landlord Deposit and Contract Issue

      As others have said, contact the Mieterverein as soon as possible.   If the Mieterverein agrees to handle your case, then all contact will be between the Mieterverein and your landlord.   Don't pay anything at all before you have discussed your case with the Mieterverein. Make copies of all relevant documents, rental contracts etc. and take some ID with you. All correspondence will be handled by the Mieterverein.   You can also arrange for someone from the Mieterverein to come and inspect the flat and be a witness when you hand the keys back.    
  10. Is Prince Harry revolting?

    Arthur Edwards, Royal photographer of over 40 years said  Harry has changed since he met Meghan and not for the better. The comments are interesting too.   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7868401/Royal-photographer-Arthur-Edwards-says-prince-changed-meeting-Meghan-Markle.html#comments      
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    1 hour ago, Keleth said: What exactly was the raw deal ?   Why did Britain lose control of its own EEZ? “When Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973, the introduction of the common fisheries policy (CFP) and a shared EEZ for the whole of the EU was largely based on existing patterns of fishing, which tended to favour continental fishermen who had stayed closer to home. In extreme cases that meant, for example, that the quota share for cod in the English Channel favoured French fisherman over British by nine to one.   The UK government was seen as too weak to negotiate more favourable splits based on the actual stocks of its fish. It still has exclusive access to waters less than six miles from the coast”. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/23/britains-fishing-fleet-and-brexit-promises-key-questions-answered   The EU’s betrayal of Britain’s fishing industry “From French wineries to the German automotive industry, it is clear other member states do all they can to protect important sections of their own economy and heritage, while British politicians willingly give away one of our own.   As the United Nations Law of the Sea states: “The exclusive economic zone shall not extend beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines”. Yet Britain’s fishing rights have now been reduced by the EU to a mere 12 miles.” http://www.thecommentator.com/article/6092/the_eu_s_betrayal_of_britain_s_fishing_industry                                                      
  12. Brexit: The fallout

      I fail to see how people who abstained are going to suffer through no fault of their own.
  13. Sozialversicherungsausweis

    There was a change in the law in 1989 after which all working people were issued with a Sozialversicherungsausweis. You have to show this document to your new employer each time you change jobs. 
  14. Pflegeversicherung back payments

    @Bobbyger: Thanks for posting your problem here, hopefully it will help others in a similar situation.   So glad that things have worked out well for you and your family. 
  15. Tax refund specific questions

    As you didn’t have a tax identification number your employer was legally obliged to class you in tax bracket 6. I would suggest you contact your local tax office and explain your situation to them, perhaps they can backdate your tax bracket to your first day of work. Your employer must act on the information they receive from the tax office so they are the people you need to contact.   You may get a tax refund on your computers but this will be in 2021m after you have submitted your tax return for 2020.