Yep, it's as simple as the Dr says above.Who2 wrote: So where has it gone into the Egyptian economy with the rest of well over a £100k. If I couldn't have afforded to live here, I wouldn't have come in the first place. Stupid I'm not!….
I have a warning though for anyone who is thinking about returning to the U.K. with nothing, the social security system has changed dramatically over the past few years, and to give you an example,.......
A good old friend who works on what is known as zero hours, has become quite ill, I had to make a claim for him for Statuary Sick Pay from the government. This is done only by telephone, where I was warned that conversation details taken would take 45 minutes. One question was, had he lived out of the country in the past five years, in his case the answer was no, though I wondered what the difference would be. The whole telephone 'interview' took 43 minutes, his case being straight forward, though he had to be with me throughout to validate the claim. Although the telephone number to these people was an 0800 number, if he had not a land line he would have been charged for the call by the minute at up to 35p per minute.
This person is fully ENTITLED to the money, it is not a benefit, as the government like to call it here, he has paid for this INSURANCE, throughout his life, though he is not covered by what is known as 'under the old rules',....................all I can say is God help any one returning to the U.K. from Egypt penniless.