Culture in Spain January Roundup

Cultlure Spain

TweetThe new year begins on a high note as opera is projected live, the Guggenheim celebrates its evolution and Barcelona offers children a magical beginning to 2015 The opera makes its way into your heart this new year thanks to London’s Royal Opera House. The esteemed leading opera company, centered in the iconic Covent Garden […]


How to reduce your US taxes

Tweet I hear it and read it so often: The US tax law is ‘convoluted, unclear, full of double negatives, and incredibly punitive with penalties and interests’. Some clients have previously been told by other advisers there was nothing they could do to reduce their taxes because their income was too high, or, have been […]

Small businesses in Spain closing doors at end of Ley Boyer

TweetSmaller businesses are being forced to close as landlords raise commercial property rents resulting from the 20 year ‘Ley Boyer’ ending on January 1st 2015. The law introduced in 1994 protected businesses whose lease had begun before 1985, exempting them from rent increases for 20 years (inflation-linked). This gave many family businesses the opportunity to […]

10 Energy Saving Tips for your home in the Winter months

TweetAccording to the ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism’s report on Spain’s energy pricing, electricity prices are falling : 4.9% less than 2013 which was 3.7% less than 2012, however gas prices remain high – 0.5% more than 2013 however are due to fall by 3% from Jan 2015 thanks to falling petrol prices. With […]

Culture in Spain December Roundup

Peter Pan interpreted by the award winning dance company Ananda Dance in Valladolid

TweetPeter Pan, Bleu! and a new temple of design are a welcomed addition to your holidays This holiday season the stage comes alive for children as both the young and young at heart, have the opportunity to relive a timeless classic, Peter Pan. The audience will be treated to Peter Pan, Wendy, fairies and mermaids […]

Google News shutting down in Spain

TweetSpain’s protectionist attempt at taxing news aggregators such as Google, for linking to Spanish News sites has dramatically backfired leaving Spanish news publishers cut off from Google’s immense traffic of 10 billion clicks to publisher websites per month. Hoping to reap €80 million a year for the Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies (AEDE) effective from January,the […]

Culture in Spain November Round Up


TweetMr. Brainwash debuts in Spain, nature is unleashed in “Genesis” & Santiago’s foodie-phenomenon pilgrimage, all prequel the Spanish holiday season. As the holiday season approaches in Spain, some would argue it’s already here, one is faced with a banquet of social options: from pop art exhibits, to the 20th Anniversary of GQ Spain or from […]

Spain’s population set to decline from 2015

TweetAnnual population growth in Spain has been modest since 2009 and negative since 2012 – more people are dying and less babies are being born in Spain. This could be explained largely by the economic crisis, mixed with proportionally more women in the workplace, less women of child bearing age, and smaller family sizes. With this […]