Extra handwashing and cleaning costs money – but not in France
From midnight tonight, the French government is suspending all utility bills for at least thirty days:
In addition, rent and taxes are also suspended.
Don’t expect this to feature too highly on the UK news channels, for fear of making the corporate-backed Tories look bad.
No more charges for at least 30 days for the French.
In England, wash your hands & sing God Save The Queen.
Update 17/3/20: the French government has rolled back its promise today, to restrict it to businesses.
“Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire clarified this morning, specifying during a telephone interview to the press that the rent freeze “only concerns businesses“, while the non-payment of electricity bills applies to “micro-entrepreneurs, small and very small businesses“. The terms of these facilities must be specified in the coming days.”
[Translated from French]
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