This is being posted on behalf of an SFN member who needs some advice and wishes to remain anonymous. All constructive, helpful input gratefully received. Thank you xx
She says: "This may sound ridiculous but I am concerned about my legal status should I return to France. Following a marital separation, I tried to support my child as a single parent on a part time income (for the record, including all the available support from the French government). Eventually I decided, for financial and other reasons, to move back to the UK. My concern is that I owe money to, for example EDF, for a few months’ taxe d’habitation and self-employment CFE and IFER. I have every intention of paying what I owe once the financial settlement is finalised. Prone to worrying as I am, I worry that I would be arrested the minute I set foot in France. At the same time, I suspect that that is far from the truth. Could someone kindly clarify the situation for me? Thanks in advance."