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How To Rent Out Your Home In France

Thursday August 08, 2019 (11:15:33)

Are you thinking about letting out your property in France? Before throwing open the doors of your dream property, here is a handy checklist to assist you as you stumble through the quagmire of rules and regulations set out by the French government.   more ...

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How Might The Changes In French Driving Laws Affect You?

Monday July 08, 2019 (16:24:19)

For France, 2019 so far has been nothing but turbulent. Following President Macron’s announcement of plans to increase the costs of petrol and diesel at the end of last year, mass protests ensued that snowballed into violent riots. Of course, the Yellow Vest protests were not solely based on the fuel hikes, but also the high cost of living in France and the government’s tax reforms, which were felt to be disproportionately hitting the working class.   more ...

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Gilets Jaunes: What's Behind The Protests, And What Do They Mean For Expats?

Monday July 01, 2019 (18:05:10)
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A widespread movement across France has gained global attention and been dominating the news. In fact, the protests organised and carried out by the gilets jaunes have become so colossal that the mouvement des gilets jaunes has become the longest running protest in France since the 1940s. The protests have been increasing in scale and violence since the end of last year, but they have undeniably produced tangible results from a government that had no choice but to listen to the unrest.   more ...

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France Implements Euthanasia Law: Will Other EU Countries Follow Suit?

Tuesday June 25, 2019 (12:04:36)

The topic of euthanasia is one that has long divided opinions. However, due to current happenings in France, the conversation surrounding the right to die debate has been reignited.   more ...

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How To Find An Apartment In Cannes

Monday June 17, 2019 (14:26:26)

The French port of Cannes is a legendarily lovely place to live, with its silver screen associations and glamorous image. For many people, it’s the first place that comes to mind when they think of the South of France: yachts, beaches, sophisticated dining and shopping as well as the classic Mediterranean climate. It’s a place for which many people have a hankering – but is that just a pipe dream? How easy is it to find accommodation in the town?   more ...

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How Will The New Carte De Sejour Rules Affect You?

Monday June 10, 2019 (18:15:49)

As Brexit continues to loom, it is strongly suggested that UK passport holders living in France apply for a carte de séjour (French residency permit). This is not a current legal requirement, but if this is done before Brexit, it will give you the right to remain in France. This is a good time to apply for the permit as not many people are doing so right now.   more ...

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How Might The Changes To France's Taxation System Affect You?

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:49:34)

A new year brings new changes to the French Tax system. They are not as dramatic as they have been in some previous years, but there are still some significant changes.   more ...

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How Might The Changes To France's Pension Reforms Affect You?

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:13:38)

The French government is in the process of a total pension revamp. Currently, there are two main compulsory pension plans: ARRCO and AGIRC. AGIRC applies primarily to white-collar employees, while ARRCO applies mostly to blue-collar staff. These French pension plans are funded by employer and employee social security contributions. Pension benefits for public sector workers are worked out based on salary during the last six months before retirement. In the private sector, pensions are based on the salary average over the last 25 years of service.   more ...

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How To Insure Your Pet In France

Monday March 25, 2019 (19:22:30)

As expats, we know that each move to a new country means mountains of research and paperwork. You’ll have to open new bank accounts, fill in forms, and take out new insurance policies. If you’re shopping for insurance abroad, you need to have an idea of which providers to get quotes from, as well as the difference in services between your current country and your new home.   more ...

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What Documentation Will You Need To Stay In France Following Brexit?

Thursday December 20, 2018 (19:56:01)

Brexit: it’s been the topic on everyone’s minds ever since Article 50 was triggered by Theresa May on March 29th, 2017. As the UK’s date to leave the European Union (EU) draws closer, speculation over what will happen with regards to trade, healthcare and visa agreements rages on.   more ...