Many expats who start a business in France will find their activity falls into one of the profession libérale business categories.
A French court has annulled rent controls introduced in Paris in 2015, a month after a similar ruling concerning the city of Lille.
All new small business start-ups are to be granted some relief from social security contributions, a measure that already exists in a more restricted form.
The rates payable by a small business in France have been increased this year in line with inflation, and in some cases there has also been a revision of rateable values.
Can a landlord in France prevent a tenant from keeping animals?
Micro-entrepreneurs need to realise a minimum turnover each year to obtain entitlement to a French pension, and thresholds have been revised for 2017.
Rent controls do exist on private lettings in France, but the scope and impact of these controls differs by geographic location.
The turnover levels for microentrepreneurs are to be doubled, but the measure is unlikely to be of significant value.
Take time to network in setting up your business in France, says Sally Stone of LBV Bons Voisins.
Campsites in France increasingly resemble holiday villages, with chalet accommodation, a range of leisure facilities, shopping, restaurants and bars.
Landlords in France are required to provide several survey reports to tenants, an obligation that is soon to become more substantial.
The level of social security charges for a new business have been revised for 2017, excepting those who have micro-entrepreneur tax status.
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