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  • Issue 049: 16th Jan 2009

  • French Property Market Report; Auto-Entrepreneur in France; Best Value Ski Resorts in France; Taxes in France for 2009; New Social Levy on Foreign Earnings; Shooting Rights in France;
  • Issue 048: 16th Dec 2008

  • Buying Over the Internet in France; Property Market in Paris for 2009; The Good Life is in Aquitaine; Reflective Safety Vests for Drivers; Parcel Delivery in France; La Poste in France;
  • Issue 047: 2nd Dec 2008

  • French House Prices to Drop by 10% in 2008 and 2009; Cost of Healthcare in France; Small Hotels in France; French Planning Permission in Risk Zones; Driving Offences in France; Capital Gains Tax in France
  • Issue 046: 18th Nov 2008

  • New Social Charges on Foreign Earnings and Pensions in France; French Building Estimates and Overcharging by Builders; French Motorway Charges ‘Incoherent’ say Auditors; Tax Changes for Chambre d’Hote and Gite Owners in France; The Face of President Sarkozy; 'Micro-Entrepreneur' Business in France
  • Issue 045: 4th Nov 2008

  • Uncertain Future for Departments and Regions of France; French Football Under Threat After Marseillaise Jeering; French Banks: Best Savings Accounts Available in France; French Social Charges and UK Pension Income; Reform of French Television; Renting Property in France
  • Issue 044: 15th Oct 2008

  • French Property Market Report; France Steps up Action on Tax Fraud; New Planning Controls on Septic Tanks in France; Local Property Taxes in France: How Much Will I Pay?; France to end Golden Parachutes for Company Bosses; Change in Planning Laws in France
  • Issue 043: 2nd Oct 2008

  • French Banks: Le Crédit Crunch in France; Sharp Drop in French Wine Harvest for 2008; French-property.com – Still No 1 in Google; Notaire Charges and French Marriage Contracts; Ryanair Contracts with French Regional Airports; Heating Costs in France for Low Income Households; Water Resources and Private Property in France
  • Issue 042: 16th Sept 2008

  • Interest Free French Mortgages for Home Energy Conservation; French House-Building Contracts; Tax Demands and Income Tax Payments in France; Study Confirms Quality of French Healthcare; Civil Partnerships and Property Ownership in France; Environmental Performance of French Agriculture
  • Issue 041: 2nd Sept 2008

  • New Measures in Favour of Micro-Entreprises; Grants for Return to School in France; Tax Increase on French Rental and Investment Income; Government to Tighten Controls on Wind Turbines in France; Massive expansion of TGV Rail Network Planned; The World’s Most Expensive House on the Cote d'Azur?
  • Issue 040: 1st Aug 2008

  • France Champion of Annual Holidays; Livret A Savings Rate Rises to 4%; Sun, Sex and Socrates on the Beach in France; Carla Bruni Tops the Charts in France; Nudist Resort in France Creates Blacklist; UK Money Transfers into France
  • Issue 039: 15th July 2008

  • Housing Market in France Continues to Slow ; The Best Places to Live in France; New Rules on Building in Risk Areas; Changes to the France-UK Double Taxation Treaty ; Best Summer Festivals in France ; What are Your Rights as an Airline Passenger?
  • Issue 038: 1st July 2008

  • Buy to let Property in France ; Tour de France Goes Back to its Roots ; Choosing a French Bank Card ; Sarkozy Grabs the TV Remote ; French Vineyard Prices Up by 11% in 2007 ; Pool Alarms Fail Safety Tests.
  • Issue 037: 16th June 2008

  • Record Number of Tourists to France in 2007 ; French Property Surveys Under Question ; New French Baccalaureate Planned for 2009-2012; France Revises Upwards its Population Forecast ; Uncertain Outlook Causes Rise in Equity Release ; Tax Inspections in France.
  • Issue 036: 3rd June 2008

  • Brits Top List of Second Home Owners in France; Over €15 million in Counterfeit Euro Notes Recovered; Does Voluntary Health Insurance Make Sense?; Blue Flag Flies Over 242 French Beaches in 2008; Price of Old Farm Properties Slows in France; Guide to Household Insurance in France.
  • Issue 035: 15th May 2008

  • Big Slump in New Housing Starts in 2008; French Medical Consultants Found Guilty of Overcharging; Electrics Survey Becomes Law for House Sales in France; The Future of Small Shops in France; Tax Breaks for French Landlords To be Trimmed; Making a Will in France.
  • Issue 034: 1st May 2008

  • France's Tough New Immigration Policies; Radar Blackspots in France ; Six New Taxes Introduced in the Past Year; Ryanair-Bergerac Contract May Not Be Legal; Your French Income Tax Return; Guide to Household Insurance.
  • Issue 033: 15th Apr 2008

  • House Prices Drop by 1.9%; Blowing in the Wind - Wind Turbines in France; Rural Chemists Under Threat; Capital Gains for Those Selling Their French Home; New Road Signs Add to Confusion; Do I need Planning Permission?
  • Issue 032: 1st Apr 2008

  • Patients to Pay More for Health Care; Four Banks Suspected of Collusion Over Mortgage Rates; Conditional Clauses in Sale Contracts; Small Producers Win ‘Camembert Cheese War’; Tax Relief for the Small Business; Where Do the Rich Live in France?
  • Issue 031: 18th Mar 2008

  • The Price of Building Land in France; Chambres d’hôtes Lose Tax Concession; Low Cost Regional Air Traffic Rises by 20% in 2007; Mayors Doubtful About Securing Septic Tank Compliance; Social Security Contributions for the Self-Employed; Guide to Rights of Way in France.
  • Issue 030: 4th Mar 2008

  • Alpine Ski Stations Continue to Outstrip French Property Market ; Brits Show Reserve Over Local Elections ; School Reforms – Vive La France et Le Français ; Foie Gras To Be World Heritage Food? ; Resurrection of Whit Monday Public Holiday ; Tax and Rental Income on French Property.
  • Issue 029: 15th Feb 2008

  • Tough New Measures on Drink and Driving; French Land Registry Plans Go Online ; Slow Progress on Health Cover Registrations; French Bank Charges Go Down; Government Sets New Limits on Rent Increases; Guide to Noise Nuisance Complaints.
  • Issue 028: 1st Feb 2008

  • France a Country of ‘Micro’ Housing Markets; A Plan for the Liberation of France ; France European Champion at Births; Putting Your Child into a French School; French Government Suspends GM Crops; Shake-Up Planned for French Television; Government Concedes Further Ground on Health Cover.
  • Issue 027: 15th Jan 2008

  • Health Cover for Early Retirees; Aude Best Place to Live in France ; Popular Savings Scheme to be Expanded; France Opens For Sale; World Demand Forces Review of Champagne Boundaries; Guide to Higher Education in France.
  • Issue 026: 18th Dec 2007

  • Local Health Authorities in the Firing Line; New Vehicle Carbon Tax Introduced; High Earning Social Housing Tenants May Face Eviction; Church Bells that Will Not Ring for Christmas; Tramways Changing the Urban landscape of France; Record Foie Gras Sales; Boundary Wall Problems.
  • Issue 025: 4th Dec 2007

  • Why the French Property Market Will Not Collapse; Government Tightens Rules on Chambres d’Hotes; Attic Conversions and Planning Regulations ; A Strategy for Health Cover in France; Determining Property Boundaries in France; Lyon Healthiest Place to Live in France.
  • Issue 024: 15th Nov 2007

  • Aix en Provence the Sunniest Place in France; Who Pays the Social Welfare Levy?; Property Prices in French Cities; French Bureaucracy the Most Expensive in Europe; Do not Be Fooled by ‘Micro-Entreprise' Status; France’s Ecological New Deal; What Are ‘Notaire Fees’?; How Much Does A Small Business Make; Water Companies Making ‘Abusive’ Profits; Land Prices in France Remain Modest.
  • Issue 023: 1st Nov 2007

  • Campaign Against Health Law Gathers Pace; Inheritance Planning Still Makes Sense; Retail Shake-up Proposed for Supermarkets; Fraud Enquiry Launched into Illegal Tuna Fishing; French Home Information Packs; Financial Assistance for Property Renovation: Exclusive IFP Solid Fuel Stoves Offer.
  • Issue 022: 16th Oct 2007

  • Downward Pressure on House Prices; Easyjet Takes on Air France; Get a Bird's Eye View of Your French Property; Tougher Regulations on Dogs; Autumn Wine Sales Throughout France; Planning Procedures Streamlined: Exclusive IFP Solid Fuel Stoves Offer.
  • Issue 021: 1st Oct 2007

  • Government Examining Health Insurance Concessions; New Charges for Septic Tank Owners; Organised Baggage Theft at Paris Airport; Brussels Bans French Bookmaker Monopoly; Get Free Planning Advice; Saturday Morning Schooling To End: Exclusive IFP Solid Fuel Stoves Offer.
  • Issue 020: 14th Sept 2007

  • Too Early to Panic on New Health Rules; Population to Rise Substantially in the South; Surgeons in the Firing Line; How Do Food Prices Compare?; La Chasse Opens in France; Footwear Hire Stations in Paris.
  • Issue 019: 3rd Sept 2007

  • Rule Changes on Health Cover for Early Retirees; IFP Releases Guide to French Inheritance Laws and Taxation; Mortgage Tax Relief Proposals Unbundled; Grants for Return to School; Heliport at St Tropez Closed; Tax Demands Drop Through the Letterbox; Tried Our New Forum Yet?
  • Issue 018: 15th Aug 2007

  • Minimum Service, but Minimum Law?; Tax Dodgers Cock a Snook ; Court Decides Internet Help-Line Must be Free of Charge; Wine Harvest Begins Early ; Pedal Power Comes to Paris; Starting Your Child at a French School; Tried Our New Forum Yet?
  • Issue 017: 1st Aug 2007

  • House Prices Rise by 2.8%; France Faces Massive EU Fine; Zen Classes in the Airport Lounge; Consider Using Your Own Notaire; €35 Million French Lottery Fraud; IFP Releases Guide to Buying Property at Auction; Tried Our New Forum Yet?.
  • Issue 016: 16th July 2007

  • Is France Now a Tax Haven?; Eiffel Tower Employees in Ticket Scandal; Housing Market Continues to Slow; Up to 10,000 Teaching Jobs to Go;Old Farms Remain Popular Choice; EU Commission Proposes Wine Shake-Up.
  • Issue 015: 4th July 2007

  • Government Gives Details of Inheritance Tax Reforms; Doctors Found Guilty of Drugs Trafficking; Obligatory Surveys for All Lettings; Patients to Face Increased Health Charges; French Women Do Get Fat; IFP Releases Guide to Personal Taxation in France.
  • Issue 014: 15th June 2007

  • Mortgage Tax Break for the Family Home; Euro Disney Reports Higher Visitor Numbers; VAT Likely to Rise to 25%; Parents to be Given Greater School Choice; Ryanair Forecasts Lower Prices for 2007; IFP Releases Guide to Letting French Property.
  • Issue 013: 1st June 2007

  • Government to Abolish Inheritance Tax; EU Demands that France Ends Savings Monopoly; Brits the Holiday Habitués of Europe; Low Cost Flights See Strong Growth; French Workers Biggest ‘Whingers’ in the World; Millions Quit France Telecom.
  • Issue 012: 15th May 2007

  • France’s New Reform Programme; Hotel Stars That Do not Shine; Schools Out Early For Summer; Developers Criticise Parochial Stance of Mayors; New Legal Wrangle Hits Bordeaux Wines; IFP Releases Guide to School Education System.
  • Issue 011: 1st May 2007

  • Paris Housing Market Slows Down; Billions Missing in Tax Fraud; France Retains Premier World Rating for Food; France In The Dock At the EU; Investment Pushing Up Water Bills; Consult Your Local Plan Before You Buy; Analysis of Presidential Election Results.
  • Issue 010: 16th April 2007

  • House Prices Remain Flat; Huge Cash Handouts to Companies;Rhône River in Major Pollution Scare; Foreign Business Investment Hits New Record; French Suicides Outstrip Road Deaths; IFP Releases Guide to French Mortgages.
  • Issue 09: 2nd April 2007

  • UK Government Abolishes Tax on Homes Abroad; France Remains Tourism Top Spot; Dordogne Farmer Guilty of Killing Two Work Inspectors; French ‘Rock’ Legend Applies for Belgian Nationality; French Government Tightens Laws on Expat Social Security Rights; French Wine Consumption Drops Back.
  • Issue 08: 15th March 2007

  • France Toughest Inheritance Laws in Europe; Drought Conditions Forecast for 2007; French Language Police Remain Busy; Mayors Reluctant to Stand; Broadband Coverage in France; IFP Releases Guide to French Planning System.
  • Issue 07: 1st March 2007

  • Paris Voted Top European Property Capital; Snow Storm Between Ski Schools; One in Three Over 60 By 2050; Bordeaux Wine Classification Leaves Nasty Whiff; Government To Introduce PAYE; French Building Guarantees.
  • Issue 06: 20th February 2007

  • Strong housing demand forecast, Money can't buy love,Row Over French Jobless Figures, Launch of Géoportail, Increase in farming incomes, Shortage of qualified building professionals, Launch of IFP Guide to Buying Off-Plan....
  • Issue 05: 1st February 2007

  • France Voted Best Place To Live, Local tax increases, Abbé Pierre Dies, Household insurance changes, Airlines battle French labour laws, Financial assistance for new businesses....
  • Issue 04: 17th January 2007

  • Launch of IFP Guides, House prices stabilise, Divorce European style, Wood fuel prices go up in smoke, Banking contract clamp down, 2004/5 national census online, French poll results....
  • Issue 03: 19th December 2006

  • Restrictive Xmas opening hours, French migration, Prescription fraud uncovered, French savings accounts, Launch of France 24 news channel, Healthy Gascon Wine....
  • Issue 02: 1st December 2006

  • French property investment increases, Ineffective medicines struck off list in France, Home Info packs for French house buyers, Air France to launch low cost airline, French Schools Exam marks to be given for behaviour, Etre et Avoir parents lose court battle...
  • Issue 01: 15th November 2006

  • French Property Market Report, French Tax Credit on energy conservation, Back to basics at primary school in France, French Health insurance 'no claims bonus’, French Property Rental market update, Limousin crime statistics...


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