Does anyone know of a website giving any information regarding whether you 'have' to pay into the French system or can continue to pay in the UK one?
All i can find is information about 'if' you are in the french system but nothing telling you whether you 'have' to be in it. The fact that they say 'if' suggests choice to me.
I ask regarding my husband as he works and pays taxes abroad and is classed as 'non-resident' for tax purposes here, and yes we do file tax returns here every year, we also have private health care & pension arrangements, and when we reach retirement age will receive our state pension, such as it will be by then, from the UK not France. I don't work so it doesn't affect me.
His current employer has asked if he wants contributions paying to the UK or to France as they will pay them for him. If he paid into the UK it would be good as it would top up his pension years.