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There are currently a variety of different types of company classifcations in Spain and you need to give some thought to which will suit you best for Tax purposes, aswell as for other legal and... more
Any new business in Spain would be wise to take advantage of all grants and incentives that they qualify for and are available to them. In theory at least – there is a reasonable amount of financial assistance available through the EU and also at national, regional, provincial and local level, especially for small and medium size businesses that are just starting out... more
If you have been lucky enough to find employment working for a UK registered company in Spain – or even if your current employer is relocating you from the UK to Spain, you need to be aware of the implications... more
As soon as you have decided upon the type of enterprise that you wish to run and have thoroughly researched a suitable area, you will need to begin looking for the right business premises, or locales.... more
Whilst writing a Professional CV is very similar in both English and Spanish, with just a few subtle differences - it is those subtle differences that may be the deciding factor between your application being succesful or not... more
If you are planning a move to Spain you can not take for granted that it will be easy to find work – it won’t ! - But you can be prepare... more
As in many other countries, it is possible to get certain utility bills or facturas online. Unfortunately, most of the major providers are very efficient in taking their direct debits, but when it... more
All applications for your professional qualification to be officially recognised in Spain must be sent to the appropriate competent authority for the regulated profession that you wish to practice... more
If you are living in spain and wish to start your own business here, you need to register as self employed (autonomo) for income tax and social security reasons. many small businesses also prefer... more
Assuming that you are a citizen from another eu country, then you are legally entitled to work in spain without a work permit. It is recommended that you first visit spain and spend some time to see... more
Sometimes it is easier just to buy an existing business rather than to go through the whole process of setting a up a Business Yourself from the very begining, and in many cases start to build up a... more
Up until relatively recently avoiding the payment of taxes has been regarded as almost a national sport by most Spaniards, and they have traditionally looked upon those Foreigners who diligently pay their due taxes with a bit of bewhilderment... more
It is always useful to be familiar with various words and phrases that can occur wherever and whenever you are faced with any kind of bureaucracy in Spain. You might want to print our this page and keep it with your legal documents... more
The Spanish Banking system has become much more receptive to awarding Business start up loans over the last few years, and whilst it’s fair to say that the process has become much easier, don’t expect a loan to be as easy to get as they are in the UK... more
Living and working in Spain as an Autonomo can be a costly exersize when you take into account the various taxes and contributions that you are obliged to make... more
Employment in Spain is regulated strictly - the main purpose being to protect the rights of the Employee. It’s important both as an employer or employee to be aware of the different types of work... more
Regardless of your nationality, you are required to prove your resident or non-resident status when you wish to open a bank account in Spain... more
Industry insiders love to use jargon, and often this can only serve to confuse the rest of us - here are just a few of the common terms and phrases that you may come across..... more
It might sometimes seem idyllic to live in a Rural Finca, miles off the beaten track and Far from the Madding Crowd, and quite often it is some weeks after making such a purchase that you come to... more
Poor customer service is inexcusable in any culture or language. Just like many of the locals, Expats... more
Banks in Spain often provide a more personal and friendly service than those in the UK. Staff changes are not so frequent, they are encouraged to establish a personal relationship with the clients... more
What is IVA in Spain? IVA or Impuestos sobre el Valor Añadido, put simply, is the UK equivalent of VAT and is applied to pretty much everything you... more
There are many things you need to organise when you are heading off on your travels. Whether you are going on a trip for business or pleasure you need to ensure you have everything you need to hand... more