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ANNOUNCEMENTS + UK TV producers seeking Florida subjects

► 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.    

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 
► 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

►   TV companies in the UK often make programmes about expats in Florida and seeks subjects to feature.   They pay the British Bureau of Florida to post their needs here.  Latest searches are posted below.   Producers keep stretching deadlines, so we leave their ad up.     TV producers should phone the British Bureau officc first [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs.   PRIOR POSTING:   ►  BBC TV SEEKS CONTESTANT FOR THEIR GAME SHOW called 5 Star Family Reunion.  Must apply by February 19, 2016 but producers would like responses ASAP to sort through. People chosen will have the opportunity to win an incredible family holiday and a cash jackpot of up to £30,000.  Auditions for people living in Florida [or anywhere not in UK] will be video auditions, held over Skype.   The BBC One game show The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion produced by 12 Yard Productions is looking for UK families who have emigrated overseas to USA/Australia/New Zealand/India/Canada/Jamaica/etc to take part in this show.  5 Star Family Reunion is a game show where eight family members play across the globe in a series of general knowledge rounds in an attempt to win a family reunion holiday and a cash jackpot. Four family members must be UK based while four family members live overseas. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and close family friends can make up the overseas team.  We are looking for lively and fun personalities to take part in the programme and will be holding auditions over the next few weeks. Please forward this to any UK expats you know who might be interested/suitable.   APPLY by email to BBC researcher  Jen Bethune jen.bethune@12yard.com    On subject line put:     TO  JEN BETHUNE—Florida Application for 5 Star Family Reunion

►   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 

  + WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  The pound is plummeting.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees.  NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp.   At lower rates than any bank .   FABB [Florida Association of British Business] recommends  MONEYCORP of the UK with an office in Florida.   Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their 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.  Moneycorp have been trusted FABB members since 2005. 


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.