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France's family allowance not universal any more

RFI (17.10.2014)

The French government has stopped family allowance payments to the better-off, ending a universal system that has lasted for over 70 years. The move, which should take effect on July 2015 and affect 12 per cent of French families, is expected to save 700 million euros per year.

The change will halve the allowance to families whose incomes are over 6,000 euros a month and divide it by four for those on more than 8,000 euros. 

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05.11.2014 - Tomas Barbero
France