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Living abroad: migration between Britain and France

assembled by Meilssa Randall Office for National Statistics

1. Main points There were an estimated 148,800 British citizens living in France in 2016. 43% were aged 15 to 54 years and 46% were aged 55 and over, in 2014. About half of British citizens in France were working – the majority of those aged […]

A Personal view

by Richard Pickering / Cushman & Wakefield

Jexit In a statement that seems to have surprised some of his colleagues, Jeremy Corbyn has set out a view that a Labour Brexit would mean leaving the single market, ‘The single market is dependent on membership of the EU’.

It seems that this viewpoint is not shared […]

China is using facial recognition to foresee Who will commit a crime next ?

In true Minority Report style, China is currently in the midst of developing predictive tools that will help authorities catch suspects, even before a crime is being committed.

The Financial Times reports that Guangzhou-based facial intelligence company CloudWalk is testing out a system that studies a person’s movements and behavior patterns, calculating their chances of […]

Boules – Rules at your fingertips this summer

Keeping up with the locals – and sometimes beating them.

If you are to join in with the real community – or enjoy a leisurely drink as the sun goes down on your own Boules pitch you should know the basics and couple of the finer points to impress. This way you can concentrate on […]

Bills, borders and balancing acts

By Richard Pickering, Cushman & Wakefield

Surging, settling and stepping down One year on

Well you can’t accuse it of being a dull year since the EU referendum can you? The Prime Minister resigned, the Chancellor resigned and the leader of UKIP resigned. The Governor of the Bank of England announced his intention to resign. […]

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2017

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This is a month in which your strength will shine. There will be a lot of burdens weighing on you but you need to keep your headup, things will come out just fine. The way you will be organizing your life – both on the job […]

Driving in France? What to do if you’re involved in a car accident

If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident (accident d’auto), you must do the following in addition to the standard procedures that apply in all countries.

1. Stop immediately. Switch on your hazard warning lights and put on your high-viz jacket which you should have inside the car so it can […]

UK employees moving to France

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. French law is a highly specialised area and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article is for general […]

November brings the fog…

November’s weather: The only difference between a mist and a fog is the visibility. If visibility is reduced but it is still greater than 1000 metres it’s a mist, but if it is less than 1000 metres then it’s a fog.

It has nothing to do with droplet size, formation mechanism or anything else.

The […]

Pensioners Debout! September/October 2016 Newsletter

by Brian Cave

1. ECREU –

The organisation of the ECREU campaign is under way. A small group of us have signed the necessary papers which under French Law enable it to be an official association. ECREU has over 3,000 members at the moment – There is a ‘steering committee’ of six people which […]