** Two English Mums with 28 years experience living in France! **
Accommodation searches short, medium & long term
Help with house purchases (we are not an estate agent, therefore totally without bias)
Help with Utilities - English speaking contacts for all requirements (Banking, Insurance....)
English TV installation - Telephone & internet installations
Holiday Home / Gite Management (15 years experience in the UK Travel Industry)
Making friends - Helping with schools, creches, nannies, shopping, home-making...
We charge an hourly rate or part thereof
Our overall aim? To get you independent as quickly and painlessly as possible
Telling you how it is, no rose-tinted spectacles here.

Brits with no healthcover in France

Having looked into this a few times - this is an interesting option, if you are able to do some kind of consulting work, or writing or translation or something along those lines without getting URSSAF bills for forever more... and it's an easy option.

www.FreelanceinFrance.com
is a company offering 'portage'... i.e. they will provide you with a work contract, they will invoice your clients for you (even in the UK for example.) and then they pay your social security charges and taxes for you - do your accounting and take between 7 and 10pc of your wages. If you meet the minimum number of hours and money i.e.:

This is the first time I work in France. Will I get social security benefits ?

Insurance - conditions to be met
Your wage over one calendar month has to equal or be superior to 60 times SMIC BRUT.
OR (if the first condition is not met)
Equal or superior to 120 x SMIC BRUT over the last 3 calendar months.
SMIC BRUT is the minimum gross wage
SMIC BRUT = 8.44 Euros since July 2007.

60 times SMIC BRUT = 506.40 euros

You'll be entitled to Social security cover in France.

I'd be interested in other companies doing similar things just to compare if anybody knows about them.


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