A non-compete clause that prevents a former employee from exercising a new professional activity is null and void, a French court has ruled.
08 Aug 2019
Some chateau owners seeking to run a chambre d’hôte are being advised that their property must be classed as a hotel, with significant financial implications.
The lack of limited liability and the requirements of French law
frequently requires that a small business owner needs to take out insurance
09 Jul 2019
The obligatory training course for those seeking registration as a new trade based business has been abolished.
06 Jun 2019
The social security arrangements for artists and authors have been changed, as part of a more general reorganisation for all self-employed persons.
07 Feb 2019
Small business start-ups in France are to be granted relief from social security contributions.
07 Dec 2018
The prospective deduction at source for income tax in France next year will also impact on small business owners.
07 Nov 2018
Sanctions are to be tightened against business owners who do not declare that their spouse works for the business.
08 Oct 2018
Detached workers' regulations in France have been tightened up, and may yet still apply to the UK even after Brexit.
Business professions in France each have a distinct legal and fiscal status, but the classification is not always self-evident.
06 Sep 2018
Business start-up administrative procedures in France are to be simplified.
06 Jul 2018
We have updated and substantially enlarged our guide to setting up and running a micro-entreprise business in France.
07 Mar 2018
The owner of a gîte in France has failed in their attempt to obtain improved tax advantages by offering a breakfast service to their guests.
The level of the fixed rate social security contribution payable by micro-entrepreneurs has been slightly reduced for this year.
08 Feb 2018
Many expats who start a business in France will find their activity falls into one of the profession libérale business categories.
07 Dec 2017
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.
07 Nov 2017
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.
06 Oct 2017
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