Postal services serving customers in the east of the Principality are to be shaken up in coming weeks. Firstly, the creation of a third window at the Places des Moulins post office will require closure for three weeks, during which time a second window will open at the Larvotto office.
Customers of La Banque Postale will be informed by e-mail and invited, as of November 15, to go to the post office of La Scala for any operation requiring bank advice.
Finally, following the restructuring of the Moulins office, the Larvotto office will be closed as part of the redevelopment of public facilities - police station and post office - next to the so-called "Palais de la Plage" construction operation. Users will be invited to use the Place des Moulins post office during this time.
A number of price changes have come into effect in France from May 1. The cost of a visit to a general practitioner rises from €23 to €25, while the cost for children under six goes up to €30. The increase is linked to an agreement between the French state and 115,000 doctors, which was sealed last August and will last for five years.
There is good news for households that use gas. The regulated gas tariffs charged by Engie to about 5.8 million consumers in France will fall by 3.3 percent on average from May 1.
The long hand of the taxman has reached out to uses of Airbnb, who will now be charged between €0.20 to €4 per person per night. The move comes in response to hotel and registered guesthouse owners who have campaigned for a more level playing field. Airbnb, which will be responsible for collecting the taxes, has said that automating the process simplifies the payment of taxes for all parties.
Professionals and companies must in future make their annual tax returns by May 3, the second business day following Fête du Travaille.
In another change, “Patrim”, the online tax department, can now be consulted by the buyer or the seller of real estate as a guide to the value of property being bought or sold.