Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Category: Running a French business
Has your French commune adopted the tourism tax yet? The commune of La Gacilly in Brittany has and Nicola is not sure it will work – or is fair…
Setting up a business in France is not easy, with miles of red tape and high costs setting up and maintaining a small business. National Insurance contributions are complex and usually amount to 30% of GROSS turnover !.Read how this small organic produce retailer is succeeding in France
A private individual who owns his own property or rents one and lives modestly runs little risk of becoming indebted. Nevertheless, avoiding putting in tax returns or turning a blind eye to the obligations of being a French resident may mean that fines (amendes) or interest (majorations) are applied when the authorities catch up with you.
Doing what we do we see a fair amount of what happens when people get it wrong and often spend a lot of time trying to help them. The sad thing is that with more knowledge of French bureaucracy and the differences between the French and the British attitudes to life a lot of the time this sort of situation can be avoided or at least improved. So in this post I am going to try and set down a few general principals about operating your life in France both professionally and privately and give some pointers on how to avoid the traps that life sets. In the next post I will talk about what happens if the huissiers do call and how to deal with it all.