People & Profit - Taxing takeaway: France's 'great national debate' produces mandate to slash taxes


Date created : 11/04/2019 – 14:49

This week we have a special focus on France where a “great national debate” has come to a close – with a clear mandate to reduce taxes. The marathon series of town hall meetings and platforms for comments were aimed at helping the government understand the root causes of public discontent – and specifically, the Yellow Vest protest movement. We take a closer look at why the tax burden in France is so high.

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Author / Source – Kate MOODY

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