EcoRéseau Business – What the bill provides for purchasing power

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“Concrete, fast and efficient” measures to increase the purchasing power of the French.

Supervision of energy prices, revaluation of social assistance, food stamps … Here are the most important initiatives in the bill regarding. purchasing power by the government.

The first major project in the new government, the Purchasing Power Act, is already agitating on bencheshalf bike. The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, claims to present “concrete, rapid and effective” measures to combat inflation. The project is to be debated in the national meeting from 18 July. And the relative majority available to the executive could force it to make some concessions.

Dealing with rising energy prices

Gas prices will remain regulated until 31 December 2022. Price increases for electricity will remain limited to 4%. This measure is estimated at 14 billion euros for the year 2022 by the executive. Already in place since 1eh April 2022, the discount of 18 øre at the pump will be extended beyond 31 July. It should be maintained until 31 August and probably longer if we are to believe the intentions of Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, who wants it to remain in place until the end of the year: “We need to replace the 18 centimes, which will be reduced to 16, 12, 10, we will do it very gradually, but at the end of the year there will be no more fuel discounts, and from the 1st.eh October, that is at least the proposal we are making, we are creating a fuel allowance for workers. At France Inter’s microphone, the latter also mentioned a new aid called the “worker’s fuel allowance”, which would concern Frenchmen who were forced to use their vehicle to get to their place of work, regardless of the distance traveled, but under resource conditions. To this will be added a “big rollers” bonus. For the benefit of people who travel more than 12,000 kilometers a year. According to the minister’s latest statements, this measure would take effect on 1 October.

In return, the ceiling for the tax-free individual transportation premium paid by the employer increases. It will increase from 200 to 400 euros and will be combined with the payment of mandatory subscriptions to public transport.

Cascading upgrades to ease everyday life

Old-age and disability pensions are increased by 4 per cent. As a reminder, they had already risen by 1% in January. That PLA is expected to increase by 3.5 per cent. At the same time, the government plans to set a ceiling on the rent increase of 3.5% from 15 October and for a period of one year. Will be affected by a 4% increase: RSA, the benefit for disabled adults and the solidarity benefit for the elderly. This little extra will not take effect until August with retroactive effect to 1eh July.
At RTL’s microphone, Marine Le Pen urges the government to move on because “it does not cover the losses recorded over the past five years and those that will be recorded there due to inflation”.

A little bit of butter in the spinach thanks to the food check.

This is an advertising effect only. The food check was already mentioned during the previous five-year period. This “emergency food aid”, as former government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire said on June 29, will be intended for nine million French households. The families in question will benefit from 100 euros as well as an extra envelope of 50 euros per. child. For the opposition, it does not go unnoticed: “Will the French people live on alms? Will we live off donations, public support, the little coupons they give us, cards, checks? , ”François Ruffin protested at LCI.

A Macron Prime multiplied by three

The ceiling for the Macron bonus will be tripled. This extraordinary bonus of strengthening purchasing power, tax-free and desocialized, will allow companies to pay up to 3,000 euros to their employees. Insufficient for the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), which in its counter-project will present a measure aimed at increasing wages.

A breath of fresh air for the self-employed

They are not forgotten by the bill. The self-employed will see their taxes fall. The contributions from self-employed workers are downgraded to ensure greater fairness in relation to employee contributions. This measure should allow beneficiaries to earn 550 euros more per year at the minimum wage level.

End clap for the royals

This year, you do not have to pay the traditional audiovisual license fee. This abolition will take effect from autumn 2022. A loss of three billion euros to the Treasury. According to the executive branch, however, this measure should not prejudice the budget allocated to the audiovisual public service.

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