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  1. That’s excellent information really appreciate the time you’ve taken. So my understanding from your last message in simple terms is: If you work and earn under €34K as an independent worker, you just register as a sole trader and pay 25% tax. When you say you cannot offset any assets, that mean you cannot claim the tax back on materials you buy for work? But if you earn over €34K you must register as a business then all the accounting becomes a lot more complicated! Which I’d probably try to avoid like your mate! But at 200€/400€ per day you can pass the €34K limit pretty easily ! Where about are you based in France Stuart? Cheers Dom
  2. That’s great advice, one that I will take into the future with me but for the moment I’m only young and I want to travel a bit more so subbing is more suited to my lifestyle atm. If I have full climbing équipement, rigging, big and small saws but no van or chipper, is it like England where companies use you for certain days in the week for normally the difficult jobs? And I am based in France for the next few years so if I sort out my self employed tax file number in France and insurance cover, would I be eligible to work self employed over here as well? Thanks for the info guys
  3. Hi everybody, I've been working and living in France for a year now (learning French along the way) but I want to find out more about being a self employed arborist in France but in the Marseille region specifically as this is where I am living. I have 5 years experience in the UK, Australia and France so I can climb and complete work to a good standard. I am currently working for a large company but once my French is perfect I want to be a self employed climber as I feel this is the natural progression for me. It would be great if anyone could give me any information on whether France use contract climbers. So my questions are: Is it a thing in France for small/ large companies to use contract climbers in France/ Marseille region? How much is the going rate in France for contract climbers? Thanks guys, Dom
  4. I'm a 23 year old groundsman/climber with 3 years experience. I am very interested in trying to find out any information on working in Germany. Does anyone, by any chance have any previous experience in working in Germany who could offer some advice? I also don't speak German but am hoping to enrol on to a months course in Germany To give me some basics in which I can improve on. Thanks Dom
  5. A change or scenery is what I'm looking for. I would like to go there for the long term like at least a few months. And I'm alright at climbing been getting a lot of practice recently doing small/medium fells, reductions, and cut backs. I've got a lot to learn though just need to be practicing. Would your guy know anyone who would maybe take someone on more long term?
  6. Thanks for your help I'll have a look into your link, seems useful. Regards Dom
  7. Hi mate, thanks for your reply. That would be fantastic if you could do that and would be much appreciated. Even if your boss knows of any other companies looking for people that could be a massive help. I'll send you a pm with my email and some info of my qualifications. What's the work out in Germany like anyway? I see they like to use MEWP's a lot rather than rope climbing. Cheers Dom Cheers Dom
  8. I am currently working in London and have been climbing for about 10 months. I have over 2 years solid experience on the ground but want to progress as a climber. My plan is to try and find a tree surgeon job in Germany but am struggling to do so over the Internet. I am keen to hear other people's experiences of working in Germany and how it is? I.e. Rope climbing/ MEWP work in general. And if possible any leads to jobs in any area of Germany as I am not fussed where I go? I know there is a language barrier but I am very keen to learn German as well as developing as a climber. Cheers guys Dom


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