Update on the story so far... sent all paperwork to accountant more than a week ago telling him how urgent it was - RSI looking for payment by November and I have to return to UK this weekend for problems with my mother - have phoned, no reply. Wrote to Chambre de commerce, they got someone from jurisdique to contact me, sent them paperwork last week, monday he phoned and said he would phone back Tuesday, two days waited in for him to phone. Have since sent him 2 emails only for him to write back saying he is now on leave and will I send papeerwork to his colleague.
Today I am going to see RSI to plead facts, if they dont listen and insist on payment - 10K is a lot and since we are now closed for the winter and for me to return to UK to sort problems there, that much is impossible and so off to the Chambre de Commerce we go to get us officially closed.
Sods law we had more than doubled our takings on last year - this is our fourth year of trading - and our website has been so successful that we have people from north, south, east and west of globe visiting this year.
No afraid it is UK first and not sure how long it will take to sort problems there - had to fly back for 3 days in September. Not sure definitely not back to Vienne - loved living in Brittany officialdom there is so polite and helpful - here they are just totally rude and they dont know what helpful is - well not in our experience.