Holland announces 20 measures to….

François Hollande le 21 mars à l'Elysée.

François Hollande unveiled Thursday, March 21, 20 measures to try to boost housing construction in France, stalled because of the crisis, as well as doubling the number of housing energy retrofits by 2014.

A reduced VAT rate of 5% on the construction of social housing, limited recourse against permits to build a grant of 1350 euros for the renovation of the middle class and a two-year moratorium on new standards are especially in the “emergency plan” presented by the President of the Republic for mayor of Alford, in the Val-de-Marne.


Advocating a “confidence shock” to revive the building “against the Emergency Economic, social and environmental,” the head of state has shown its desire to remove “all obstacles to construction”, while n ‘there was about 340,000 starts of new homes in 2012, below the target of 500,000.

VAT reduced to 5% in social housing (instead of 10% laid down from 2014) at a cost of 660 million euros for the finances public, said the Elysee Palace, stating that it was the construction as well as renovation of these homes. Premium households – which can potentially benefit two thirds of French – is it a cost of $ 500 million over two years took the funds from the loan of the previous majority.

Among the measures adopted, the government also intends to divide by two the average duration of treatment litigation permits build for back three years to eighteen months, he said. All these measures, he said, must meet three requirements: “Easier, faster, more efficient.”...more


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