Everything That Changes In France From January 2017

Super User // Monday, 02 January 2017

January is often a time for change and in France it's no different with several new laws and price hikes coming into existence that will affect life in France.

Here's a rundown of main ones you need to know about:

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How To Claim 'Social Charges' Back In France

Super User // Tuesday, 06 September 2016


The French government got condemned in February 2015 by the European Court of Justice for taking social charges from people who are benefiting from another health system than the French one. Therefore the French government has agreed to reimburse those people and I am pleased to say that all the people that BH-Assurances/Allianz has helped to claim got some money back!

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Anyone For Pétanque?

Super User // Sunday, 14 August 2016

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel and can be found in most villages no matter how small. It can be played in public areas in parks, or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.

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Moving Office

Super User // Friday, 10 June 2016


Well what a couple of busy weeks. We have now moved into our new premises just in front of the Mairie in a very central location in what was previously the ‘Pole Emploi’ centre. We had felt that the old office was a little too far from the main square for an Estate Agency in Ruffec. Not only that, but our office was a little too small at times for welcoming all our house hunting clients and being a team of 5 who were often there at the same time.

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EU Referendum Set For 23rd June

Super User // Wednesday, 23 March 2016

In the last two weeks both GBP/EUR and GBP/USD rates moved over 3% each between the highs and lows. GBP/EUR rates peaked at 1.2990 before falling to a low of 1.265 after the tragic events in Belgium. 

With the EU referendum now announced, and several major banks warning that the pound could be in for a 20% drop in value, Associate Director David Worthington provides some insight in to the types of contract offered to protect against adverse exchange rate movements.

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