January 1st

January 1st - As with every first of the month changes will be introduced in France. From January 1st there will be a drop in revenue tax for some 17 million households, the end of housing tax by 2023 which will see 80% households completely exempt in 2020, there will be a slight increase in the minimum wage and a tax advantage for child minders and housekeepers.

Also single use plastic will be banned from January for tableware and toiletries. The food additive E171 will be banned from food and polluting vehicles will be taxed.

Finally new audiovisual regulations will see shorter adverts on French television but more of them and the price of tobacco will increase with an aim to reach 10 euros for a packet of cigarettes by November 2020.  


Last local news

Evening Update 17 Jan

The new Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Bernard Gonzalez made a passionate inaugural speech in Nice today, praising the courage of ...... Evening Update 17 Jan Read More


Bicycle theft

The town hall and the police of Saint Raphaël in the Var have set up a service to mark bicycles in an attempt to reduce the number of bikes stolen. ... Bicycle theft Read More


Strike action sees rubbish piling up in Marseille

Local officials in Marseilles have called for police to intervene following strike action which is preventing the collection of rubbish in the city. ... Strike action sees rubbish piling up in Marseille Read More


French and Riviera News Friday 17th January 2020

Protests against pension reforms continued on Thursday but figures were down compared to previous weeks. The rallies came on the 43rd day of strike ac... French and Riviera News Friday 17th January 2020 Read More


Evening Update Thurs 16th January

Protests against pension reform continue in Nice tonight where members of several unions will gather at the main train station for a torchlight march ... Evening Update Thurs 16th January Read More