Issue 024: 15th Nov 2007
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Aix en Provence was the sunniest place in France last year, whilst Toulon the warmest, and Besancon in the North East had the highest number of rainy days.
If you relocate to France to live on an early retirement pension, you pay the notorious ‘social welfare levy’. Or do you?
In their latest quarterly price survey, FNAIM, the professional body of estate agents, publish details of the average price of property in the major cities and towns of France.
A recent study puts a cost on the bloated French bureaucracy, the most expensive in Europe.
In the minds of many who relocate to France a ‘micro-entreprise’ is synonymous with a 'small business', but do not let hasty translation put you in a tax trap.
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given the green light to a major programme of action on the environment, which has been greeted with satisfaction but prudence by many observers.
When buying a French property, there is no escaping paying around 7% in ‘notaire fees’, but just what are these fees, and can you reduce them?
Whether butcher, baker or candlestickmaker, what can the owner of a small business expect to earn in France?
The price of water in the major cities of France is often ‘abusive’ and private water management companies are make huge profits, according to the French consumer’s body, UFC-Que-Choisir.
The French Ministry of Agriculture has recently published figures on agricultural land prices throughout France, which show an average price of €4390 per hectare for arable land, and €3100 per hectare for grassland.