Thank you for your answer, “perfectly proper and quite legal” was exactly what I wanted to hear!
However, as much as wish it did, that does not convince me on the French legality.
Please correct me on my ignorance / cowboy knowledge on any of the following:
I don’t think paying myself a salary is from UK to France is a possibility. To my basic knowledge, if i were an employee, the UK company would still need to pay French social charges - equivalent to UK NI, but around 50% of the salary amount.
And as an owner/director drawing either monthly or as dividends, I believe I may need to submit books to the French authorities costing thousands in accountancy fees as it does now - the very thing I am trying to avoid.
I am fully registered in France, pay for and receive healthcare for my family. And not trying to dodge the taxman (although I wish he would leave me alone lately) so much as reducing the ridiculous money it costs for bookkeepers, accountants, bank fees (you’d be amazed) that it costs to run twopenny company like mine, and keeping a bit of money in the UK.
Yes this question requires answers from multiple areas really, so I shall find the relevant sections.
But if in summary you think that from the UK end this is legal then that is a great starting point to start my investigations.