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Nobel International School Porches

Nobel International School Algarve As the largest private boarding and day school in southern Portugal, at Nobel International School Algarve Lagoa and Almancil we provide our students with an educational experience that challenges their minds, inspires their creativity and instils a desire for discovery that will last a lifetime. In fact, echoing Portugal’s celebrated history of exploration, the theme of “Discovery” guides every aspect of academic inquiry and campus life at Nobel Algarve. Read more →

Vale Verde International School in Burgau

266-E Vale Verde International School INTRODUCTION of the Vale Verde International School has been a fully recognised International school operating since 2002. The school provides parents in the Western Algarve with the opportunity to give their child an international secondary education, based on the British National Curriculum. Since its opening the Vale Verde International School has achieved a 100% pass rate for all students in all subjects undertaken in the final IGCSE examinations each year. Read more →

Barlavento School in Espiche

265-E The background of the Barlavento School inn Espiche Barlavento International Primary School was established in 1975 by a small group of parents and teachers who lived in the Lagos area. After having been using some private villas in Praia da Luz, Figueira and Lagos in January 1982 the school moved to its current premises near Espiche which was kindly donated by a local couple, Colonel and Mrs Vickers. Read more →

How to calculate Capital Gains Tax

by Pedro Fidalgo When selling a property one of the costs to be taken into account is the result of the capital gains. These are obtained taking into account the value of the sale in relation to the value of the acquisition and will be taxed under the Income Tax (IRS). Read more →

Heating a pool

7 methods for heating your pool f the water in your swimming pool is too cold, then you probably will not swim in it. If you want to enjoy your pool not only on sunny days, then you are best advised to choose an efficient pool heating system. Without heating, the pool water will not get any warmer than 22 °C, or perhaps 25 °C on very hot days. Read more →

Building on agriculture land

In general, building in the country is difficult and very limited. Although there is general legislation, each town council can set their own set of rules what is allowed in certain areas. Besides the differentiation between REN (national ecological reserved) be and RAN (national agriculture reserved) we also have National Parks, Maritime zoning and more. Read more →

NHR Step by Step

Non-Habitual Residents – the step-by-step process to get NHR By Dr Eduardo Serra Jorge - 11th June 2020 “Non-habitual residents” are considered to be individuals who transfer their residence to Portugal and who, at least in the five years prior to registration as a “resident”, have not maintained their tax domicile in Portuguese territory. Read more →

Heating and Cooling in the Algarve

A rough guide to assess your photovoltaic (PV) needs in the Algarve With ever-increasing energy bills, more people are considering the option of investing in a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system in order to generate their own power. Photovoltaic technology is fast-improving in viability, leading to a rise in interest which in turn has seen a number of companies offering solar solutions. Read more →

Social Security for self-employed in Spain

Who must pay social security in Spain? If you work in Spain, you must pay Spanish taxes and register with the Spanish Social Security service. This registration is valid for life. You also pay contributions into the Spanish social security system in order to access its benefits. As a general rule, you must be employed and be paying contributions in order to be covered for illness, injuries, and accidents at work, unemployment, and maternity and paternity leave. Read more →