IFP Newsletter

Issue 040: 1st August 2008

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We shall now be taking a short summer break, so the next issue of the Newsletter will be published 2nd September. We wish all our readers bonnes vacances.

France Champion of Annual Holidays

The French take more annual leave than any other country on the planet, but a new law, effectively abolishing the 35-hour week, now threatens that crown.

French Holidays

Livret A Savings Rate Rises to 4%

The popular tax-free savings account Livret A is a ‘must’ for anyone who owns property in France, as the rate rises to 4%.

Livret A

Sun, Sex and Socrates on the Beach in France

A light-hearted revision guide for adults on sex and erotica has been the surprise big hit on the French booksellers list of best holiday reads for 2008.

Cahier de Vacances Erotiques

Carla Bruni Tops the Charts in France

Carla Bruni last week knocked Coldplay off the top of the album charts in France, with 65,000 sales of her album Comme si de rien n’était in 10 days.

Carla Bruni Hit

Nudist Resort in France Creates Blacklist

A leading French nudist resort in Languedoc has been given approval to hold a ‘blacklist’ of banned bathers from its beach.

Nudist Blacklist

UK Money Transfers into France

UK bank transfers into France and the rest of Europe are amongst the highest in Europe, despite EU regulations that seek to reduce these charges.

Money Transfers into France

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