Issue 009: 2nd April 2007
Welcome to the latest issue of the IFP Newsletter.
The UK Government has announced that it will no longer consider the ownership of a home abroad held through a company to be a taxable benefit.
France retained its place as the most popular tourist destination in the world in 2006, with 78 million visitors, an increase of nearly 2 million over 2005.
A French farmer living in the Dordogne has been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for the murder of two government work inspectors.
Ageing French ‘rock’ legend Johnny Halliday has relocated to Switzerland to reduce his liability to French taxes, and has applied for Belgian nationality with the same objective in mind.
The French Government has tightened laws on the rights of expats from the European Community to French social security benefits.
At a time when consumption of wine throughout the world is on the increase, the French are drinking less of their national tipple, according to a recent study carried out for Vinexpo the world wine exhibition based in Bordeaux.