Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

It wasn’t me! Was it you?

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Call to end winter fuel allowance to Cyprus expats…..

“Giving a hand-out to all retirees, regardless of how rich they are, and telling them they have to spend it on heating their home just doesn’t make sense – wherever you live in the world. It is wrong that pensioners who now live in Cyprus and experience milder winters are able to claim this money,” Emma Boon, campaign director at the UK-based Tax Payers’ Alliance, told the Cyprus Mail last night.

“Many pensioners now living in Cyprus and claiming this benefit may feel that they are entitled to it as they have paid into the system for many years, but some very wealthy retirees are entitled to this money too; so it’s not the best way to help those who are genuinely living in fuel poverty.

Read the full article by Nathan Morley of the Cyprus Mail and the readers’ comments on this highly active topic.

There are people who do need their winter fuel allowance:

And, there are people who don’tWhich one are you?

If you don’t need your winter fuel allowance – donate it to someone who does!

Surviving Winter Appeal.

A new UK charity called Surviving Winter Appeal is asking those who do not rely on the handout to keep warm to donate their allowance to those who do.

According to the British Pensions secretary, “less than one per cent of Winter Fuel Payments are made to people outside the UK, who all qualified for these payments before they moved abroad.”

Which one are you?


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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