Each time a month begins, it brings its share of changes. The month of August will therefore not be an exception to the rule. Luckily, those increases are in play, but to offset inflation. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s coming up early next month.
Purchasing power: rising
Purchasing Power: The Smic
Good news for all minimum wage workers. However, the minimum wage will also Increase early next month. So, good news or bad omen for the direction of inflation, we prefer not to know. But with rising inflation, the state seems forced to reassess minimum wages. Without this increase, the majority of the French would no longer have any purchasing power. The minimum wage will be raised on August 1st 2.01%.
So we’re moving towards a monthly smic at €1,339.06. This is currently EUR 1,302.64, which is an increase of EUR 8.58 or EUR 8.76. While not high, it’s not a spitting increase.
Purchasing power: Volume A price on the rise
Good news affecting more French people. The yield on Issue A will also be part of the increases. In fact, the latter, which does not have a very high rate, may see itself rise a little. Thus, the return on savings book A will increase at the beginning of the coming month 2%. This is like the highest rate in eleven years. This increase is also linked to inflation last June, which was particularly high. But precisely this increased return will not be enough to quench inflation, which it will not stop growing for the time being. But again, don’t spit on increases, no matter how small.
On the other hand, not only the savings book A is affected by the increases. We also find the leaflet on Sustainable and Solidarity Development, which will also reach 2% on the same day. The growth in the popular magazine is even greater. In fact, it’s off 2.2% to 4.6%. What makes it a little more interesting than the others. But he no longer has enough to fill in the gaps 5.8% inflation in June last.
Help on the fuel pump
If the basic service, fuel support or 18 cent rebate was due to end this month, that has been checked. Although a potential increase is not certain at the moment, the discount is considered to be it is well lengthened. At the moment this additional time goes until the end of August with the goal “mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices at the pump”. Although not yet decided what will happen when the school year starts, this discount should at least make it possible limit the damage by the end of this summer.
end of the state of emergency
In March 2019, a health emergency was declared for the first childbirth. This state grants rights that affect and limit the most basic freedoms of citizens. These include the right to freedom of movement, the track width in public places or imprisonment and imprisonment. But, after more than 3 yearsthis state of emergency must end at the end of the month.
With this, the Scientific Council appears to be dissolving. Instead, we can count on a “Committee for Monitoring and Anticipating Health Risks” should potential situations like those of 2019 arise. That means the government Rules such as wearing a mask can no longer be establishedneither Lockdowns or other curfews. The beginning of a page that finally turns.