Right so you've packed the kids, spouse and pets into the large van together with all your worldly possessions and moved the lot to France, pleased at only being moderately fleeced crossing the channel. You bought a house and put the kids in school and fenced the dog in. The bills are arriving and the enormous fortune from the ubiquitous equity release is beginning to look like it will last considerably less than you'd planned.
What's an Englishman abroad (speaking little French) going to do for income in a department where jobs are rare?
That's a good question.