The Prime Minister unveiled the outlines of the scheme to help households cope with rising gas prices and inflation. The details.
Economic problem, political response. the Prime Minister Jean Castex detailed the government’s plan to relieve the budget of motorists and users of two wheels, penalized by the surge in fuel prices in recent weeks. “We consulted, reflected, analyzed, now is the time to make a decision” declared Jean Castex in response to Gilles Bouleau.
What you must remember :
- An “inflation allowance” of 100 euros will be paid to all French people who earn less than 2,000 euros net / month.
“This represents 38 million French people” explained the Prime Minister, specifying that retirees are also concerned. The assistance is not linked to the possession of a vehicle, the only condition is the resource level.
No action should be taken. For employees, the aid will go through the company (which will be reimbursed by the State) via the salary, for the self-employed by Urssaf, for the unemployed by Pole Emploi, etc. It will be paid automatically in December or January depending on the situation.
“We drive an average of 14,000 km per year”. With the increase in prices, this “gives us an additional 80 euros” over the year, he said, justifying the amount decided by the executive. The government intends to respond to the soaring fuel prices at the pump (+ 10.5 cents in one month for a liter of diesel, + 7.5 cents for unleaded), but also to the growth in fuel prices. foodstuffs.
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BFM TV guest on Wednesday evening to discuss purchasing power, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire had paved the way for a more targeted fuel check: “I think it is the fairest and most efficient solution from an environmental point of view”, he said, believing that this option would make it possible to better “target” the French in need of assistance. Bercy was especially opposed to a reduction in fuel taxation.
a more restricted fuel check (called Assistance to Transport to Individuals) has been experienced since 2016 in the Hauts-de-France region. Its amount is 60 euros per quarter. It is subject to an income ceiling (- twice the minimum wage) and to the absence of frequent means of public transport in the municipality of residence.
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