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French social charges ruled illegal by Court of Justice of the European Union
In the new April 2015 issue of French Property News we explore the best places for young people and families, plus we visit two family-friendly ski resorts where new residential developments have just been launched. We also reveal why buying in Provence won’t necessarily break the bank, while our expert advice covers everything from financing a purchase with a French mortgage and pension changes to keeping septic tanks in good working order and running a successful business.
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In the new March 2015 issue we explore the best places to retire in France, discover the hidden villages of Paris and find out how you can get more property for your money. We’ve also got expert advice on the holiday accommodation market, French mortgages and the tax system in France
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April sees a number of reforms come into effect regarding UK pensions. Steven Grover provides an overview of the changes and outlines how they might affect you in the UK and in France
Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France
With the GBP/EUR exchange rate reaching a seven-year high recently, UK buyers are finding that their property budget can stretch much further in France. Here are 3 properties for €280,000 in France which will cost you just over £200,000
David and Vikki Chance moved to Gascony in 2007, where they teamed up with local chef Bernard Corbière to run a thriving cookery school. After speaking to the couple in September 2010, Living France catches up with them for a five-year update
If you are planning to buy a property in France then you need to prepare before embarking on a house-hunting trip. Here is our guide to starting a property search in France and finding your dream home
Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature
Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects
While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains
Cruise smoothly into the perfect retirement in France by planning all your finances, healthcare insurances and inheritance affairs now, says tax expert Joanna Reintjes
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A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme
Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know
Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city