The French government is inching towards a rationalisation of existing business structures, notably by fusion of the micro-entreprise and auto-entrepreneur tax regimes.
Business owners in France have an entitlement to sickness benefit, but it is neither generous nor universal.
The government is proposing to introduce new small business rates bands, and to abolish the exemption for auto-entrepreneurs.
Running a business in France can bring more than merely financial rewards, says Sally Stone, of Les Bons Voisins.
The proposed reform of the auto-entrepreneur regime has been suspended pending a broader review of all small business structures.
The government have toughened the qualfying conditions on tax allowances for the letting of rural gites.
The government is proposing to reduce the turnover threshold for all auto-entrepreneurs, pending a broader reform of the different business tax regimes.
The government is proposing a reform of the auto-entrepreneur business status, but there remains some uncertainly about the scope of the changes.
Hotel owners in France have launched a legal action against 50 chambre d'hôte businesses, which they accuse of operating illegally.
New small business start-ups in France can qualify for a cheap, unsecured business loan.
Rents increased by an average of 2.2% last year, achieving an average of €12.60 per m².
A variety of changes to the level of social security contributions for small business owners has been introduced for 2013.
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