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France dumps second home tax idea

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The French government is to drop plans for a tax on holiday homes owned by non-residents.

The move had angered French expatriates and British owners of properties in France.

The tax would have affected 360,000 households.

If it had been imposed it could have cost President Nicholas Sarkozy votes in next year’s election, in which French expatriates will be able to vote for the first time.