The school year in Spain 2021 – 2022

The kids are now heading back to school after a long Summer break. Hopefully, everyone is ready to go and excited to start the brand-new school year. Here, you will find the outline for the school year including a list of the holiday days to help you to plan ahead. Even if you don’t currentlyContinue reading “The school year in Spain 2021 – 2022”

Self-employed workers fee to increase

Self-employed workers are going to have to pay more during the last half of 2021. This increase in the quota also provides for an increase in the rates of contribution for occupational contingencies (people paying in in case something happens to them at work which leaves them unable to work for a period of time) and cessation of activity (peopleContinue reading “Self-employed workers fee to increase”

State of alarm is now over

The state of alarm is over, so what now? We are now in a three-phase de-escalation process. This started on 9th May. Here are the three phases and their start dates: Phase 1: Stabilization 9th – 31st May Phase 2: Advance 1st – 21st June Phase 3: Standardisation 21st June onwards What does it mean?Continue reading “State of alarm is now over”

New Speed Limits from 11th May

From 11th May, we will see new speed limits changing in towns, cities and villages throughout Spain. The changes are a part of a large reform of the Traffic Law that aim to improve road safety. Whereas a number of the towns, cities and villages have already made the change, there are some that hadContinue reading “New Speed Limits from 11th May”

Digital certificates in Spain

The National Currency and Stamp Factory, or Fábrica Nacional de Monedas y Timbres – Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM), is a public business entity in Spain that is attached to the Ministry of Finance. The National Currency and Stamp Factory is the direct translation but translates more comprehensibly as The Royal Mint. Around tenContinue reading “Digital certificates in Spain”

Andalusia Covid Measures from 11 January 00:01

The new Covid measures in Andalusia, which will start in the period from Sunday to Monday until January 25th, (so when you wake up Monday morning, these will be in place) are as follows: -Keep the perimeter closure of the autonomous community (Andalucía), so that you can only leave and enter for justified reasons -MobilityContinue reading “Andalusia Covid Measures from 11 January 00:01”

Brexit changes impacting Spain for travellers and UK residents

Living in the EU UK citizens who moved to an EU member state before 31 December 2020 can stay living and working there but must register as a resident within the country where they live by 30 June 2021. Permitted Travel Period Britain and the EU have agreed on visa-free travel for brief visits. UKContinue reading “Brexit changes impacting Spain for travellers and UK residents”

Guide to ITVs in Spain

In this guide, we will walk you through the before, after and the nine steps during the ITV testing process for your vehicle. Make an appointment at your local ITV centre of choice. (If you need assistance with this, we can support you; please don’t hesitate to ask.) Make sure to arrive early, as someContinue reading “Guide to ITVs in Spain”