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ANNOUNCEMENTS + UK TV producers seeking Florida subjects

►   APPLY BY AUGUST 11, 2017:     ATTENTION BRITS IN FLORIDA!  HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY A SINKHOLE?  British Documentary TV crew looking for BRITISH people living in or visiting FLORIDA who have been affected by sinkholes for a brand new series for Channel 5 in the UK.  If you can answer YES to any of the following questions, please get in touch!   �       Have you been affected by a sinkhole? �        Has your property been affected by a sinkhole?  �        Are you house-hunting in Florida and worried about sinkholes?  �        What about your other British friends? �        Are you a realtor who has to deal with sinkhole affected properties?  �        Do you work in construction and have to deal with sinkholes?  �        Are you an insurance broker who has to deal with sinkholes? �        Are you a British geologist based in or working in Florida?  �        Do you work in the emergency services in Florida and have had to deal with sinkhole-related problems?  �        Were you a witness to a sinkhole?  �        Was your holiday disrupted by a sinkhole? �        Do you have photographs or videos of sinkholes in Florida?   � We are going to be in the Florida area in August / September time and would love to potentially film an interview with you!   FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ASSOCIATE PRODUCER RORY FONG:  E-mail:  rory.fong@boomerang.co.uk   Telephone: (+44) 2922 450 270  
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday August 11, 2017 but prefer you apply NOW!

► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to publisher@aol.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews. IMPORTANT:  Must include your Florida city + contact phone.  

►   NEED A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT,  RADIO/TV COMMERCIAL, VOICEOVER or other purposes?     The British accent is in great demand in the USA as a sales tool and to the American ear carries the sound of authority and sexiness.  Hire the professional velvet British voice of Patricia Kawaja in Miami.   Patricia has years of professional experience and has done voiceovers for Cunard cruiselines,  WSVN Channel 7 in Miami,  Shangri-La World Class Hotel Chain and others in South Florida.   Call her on [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs.    

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Need a Job in Florida?  Consult FABB’s Jobs Websites list.  For details email you name + City + contact phone
to  publisher@britishflorida.com   On Subject line put: FABB’s Jobs list 
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► IRISH DANCERS:  To hire one for your event, call the award-winning Breffni Irish Dance Academy in North Miami on [305] 736-8243  or visit www.irishdanceclasses.com

►   ATTENTION EXPAT BRITS OVER 55!   HELP RIGHT A WRONG.  As you may know, The US Government reduces your Social Security benefits here if you get  a UK pension.   Even though you have contributed into both countries!  This called the Windfall Elimination Provision [WEP] by the US Government.  How can it be dubbed a windfall when you have PAID  into both pension schemes?!  This unfair outrage is finally being challenged.  A major article in the April 2016 issue of Union Jack Newspaper outlines how one American attorney believes this is unlawful and is engaged in litigation with the US Government to put an end to this practice.  Mr. Jonathan Bruce JD, PHD. has unselfishly taken up the cause to get this changed.  He needs your support to increase momentum and put pressure on the US Government. He wishes to hear from any expat Brit affected,  whose benefits have been reduced because you receive a UK pension.  FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR ALL EXPATS HERE:   Send an email with your name + age + city + phone to the Law office of Jonathan Bruce in Carmel, Indiana. Office phone [859] 905-9678  On Subject put: To Jonathan Bruce UK-USA WEP reform.  Email to bruce@jonathanbrucelaw.com 

 

► TIP £$£$:      If you want to bring your money from the UK to Florida. Or vice versa.
Here’s the best way:   TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER UK CURRENCY.  DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.

The pound is pitiful!  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings.  But Moneycorp’s rates are currently [2017] the best.  To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend the services of Moneycorp.  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save you the considerable exchange fees.  Moneycorp does that for you.   NOW is the most advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:  Moneycorp.   At lower rates than any bank.   Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licensed to deal in 50 states.   Expat Brits here –including many personal Brit friends of mine–have used this currency service for years and report savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  
kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp has a UK office too so Kelly may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.    Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.   [2017]

 


►►►   ARE YOU OVER 35?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?  
Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?  

For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions
direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.  NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.