Working in France

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Workers enjoy a 35-hour working week, 25 days of paid holiday leave and high salaries for some of the most common jobs

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rail workers have been protesting since December against President Macron’s planned pension reforms but union members have now voted to suspend the strikes. However that doesn’t mean they’re giving in

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Education

Monday, November 18, 2019

Learning French could improve your career options according to a recent study, and it’s even more important because of Brexit

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A new baccalauréat was introduced for the 2018-19 academic year and there are further changes planned from 2021 onwards. These are the key changes and what they mean for children in the French education system

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Education in France

Healthcare

Thu, 10:30

Find out the latest travel advice surrounding the coronavirus and how it will affect your travel to France

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The French healthcare system has a reputation for excellence and is a big attraction when it comes to moving to France. Here’s how it works and what it covers – and how Brexit might affect access to it

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Brexit

Banking & pensions

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Household and vehicle insurance works slightly differently in France, including what’s covered and the procedure for cancelling policies, warns Paulette Booth

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Life in France
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Transferring a UK pension to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) has benefits but there are a number of important issues for French-resident expats to be aware of

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Running a Business

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Want to start a B&B or gîte business in France and not sure how to go about marketing it? You might find this advice useful.

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Utilities

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Don’t know your CPAM from your CDD? Here are some of the most common acronyms and initialisms you’ll come across in France and what they mean

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The country’s wide-ranging anti-waste law involves some ambitious targets

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Real life

Tue, 12:29

In the latest series of the popular Channel 4 show, Yorkshire couple Debbie Bell and Nigel Lawson tackle multiple projects at Château Gioux in Limousin

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We find ourselves in unprecedented times but the people of France are finding ways to focus on the positives during the coronavirus lockdown

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