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One year to go until the beginning of the Elizabeth Line

Elizabeth line services will be introduced in phases, with the central London stations opening in December 2018 “The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and the South East, with new state-of-the-art trains transporting millions of people quickly across London, providing a huge boost to the economy” Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London New December […]

Pickering’s views on Policy, Patents and Passports

by Richard Pickering

Ins and outs Data from the ONS reveals the largest annual drop in net migration to the UK for decades (75% of the reduction coming from the EU). The decrease from 336,000 pa to 230,000 reflects 80,000 fewer people arriving and 26,000 more leaving. The first signs of a ‘Brexodus’? Digging […]

Christmas in France: What really happens ?

In France, Christmas is called Noel. This comes from the French phrase les bonnes nouvelles,” which means “the good news” and refers to the gospel.

In France it is a time for the whole family to come together at Christmas to holiday and worship. On the eve of Christmas beautifully lit churches and cathedrals, […]

Pickering’s Pot Pourri

by Richard Pickering

Take it or leave it In a bid to head off at the pass any potential amendments to the Brexit Bill, David Davis has confirmed that which was expected; that MPs will get a vote on the final terms. However, it is unlikely to achieve this bid. Rather than being the ‘significant […]

Ryanair Responds Fully To CAR (& CAA) Requirements To Clarify Customer Entitlements During Cancellations

Ryanair today (29th Sept) met with the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) and agreed to implement a series of steps to address the CAR’s requirements to ensure that all customers affected by Ryanair’s recent rostering related flight cancellations are fully aware of their EU261 rights and entitlements, including full refunds, or re-accommodation onto other […]

Ryanair has been making headlines more than usual, as long delays and cancelled flights

This is Money takes a look at airlines, where the fault lies, and how they should provide credible customer service.

Ryanair has promised alternative flights or refunds to customers hit by its decision to cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks.

But outraged customers are claiming the last-minute cancellations […]

Manish’s Zodiac predictions for this month

Leo ( 23 July – 22 August ) – Your financial sector remains unstable, expenses will continue to increase, which will lead to a significant reduction in budget, meaning a reduction in financial capabilities. It is not recommended to enter into financial contracts, to take long-term loans or lend money because there is a very […]

Air Quality Certificates: Crit’Air

The Air Quality Certificate is a secure sticker that sticks to the vehicle, which indicates its environmental class according to its emissions of air pollutants.

There are 6 classes of certificates. The air quality certificate helps to favor the least polluting vehicles:

Favorable parking arrangements; Preferred traffic conditions; In restricted traffic areas (ZCR) or in […]

What Brexit answers do we have one year on from the referendum?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

In the aftermath of the UK general election’s unexpected outcome, we reach the milestone of one year since Britain voted to leave the EU. What do we know today about how Brexit might affect expatriates in France?

Has the UK election changed anything for Brexit?

Faced with a […]

If you need help with Thursday’s vote . . . in brief

A strong hand The Conservative manifesto released last week contains 86 instances of the word ‘strong’, in case it was not clear that ‘strengthening her hand’ was something that Theresa May was concerned about. The word strong was also no doubt designed to throw shade on what the Conservatives might like voters to see […]