Sarkozy rushes to cut labour costs

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The French government's reform of welfare funding, shifting the burden from employment charges to sales tax, will reach parliament in February.

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A reform of the way France finances its welfare programmes, shifting the burden from employment charges to sales tax, is to be put to parliament in February in an attempt to enact the change before Nicolas Sarkozy faces re-election in April, reports The Financial Times.