This article explains changes to the system for micro-entrepreneurs, the best solution for most foreigners living in France and wanting to run a small business.
School holidays in France are organised according to three “holiday zones”, A, B and C, in order to manage the flow of French holidaymakers.
Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.
INSEE, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, will begin the next sample census throughout France from Thursday, January 19th with a selection of approximately 9 million of the population.
This morning the GBP/EUR exchange rate is trading in the region of €1.1038 and the GBP/USD exchange rate is fluctuating around $1.2648. GBP/AUD is achieving AU$1.7934 while GBP/NZD is trading at NZ$1.8851.
At the time of writing (November 2018) Britain is still part of the EU, and UK citizens are NOT required to have a Carte de Séjour. However, many ex pats living in France are taking the safe option and applying for the Carte de Séjour now.
If you have an Intermarché loyalty card, don’t forget to cash it in before the end of December (Carrefour) or end of February (Intermarché) or else you will lose all.
One of the main causes of the French Revolution was financial crisis which forced King Louis XVI to levy a new land tax in the hope of solving his monetary problems.
Today we attended our rendezvous at the sous-préfecture in Perpignan for our carte de séjour. We thought that it might be useful to let you know about our experience.
If you ever had the feeling that you have spent half your working life just paying tax, you are not far wrong, what with income tax, national insurance/social security, capital gains tax, VAT, council tax, excise duties …