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.  

 

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Lunchtime News Thursday 29th October 2020

The attack which took place shortly after 9am inside the Basilica in central Nice has left three people dead, two women and a man as well as several i... Lunchtime News Thursday 29th October 2020 Read More

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Nice Attack update

According to the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi, a local resident alerted the emergency services to the attack on Notre-Dame basilica, using a securi... Nice Attack update Read More

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Attack in Nice

A knife attack in front of the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice has left at least two people dead and several more are injured.... Attack in Nice Read More

29/10/2020

Gunshots in Nice

Local media Nice Matin has reported this morning that gunshots have been heard in the centre of town. ... Gunshots in Nice Read More

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Riviera and French News Thursday 29th October 2020

A “light lockdown” has been announced by French President Emmanuel Macron in the fight against Covid-19 in France.... Riviera and French News Thursday 29th October 2020 Read More

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