Covid, Smic, Livret A, health card, tank discount … everything that changes on August 1st
Minimum wage, Livret A, health restrictions… Several changes are taking place this Monday, August 1st. We take stock.
Whoever says new month says novelties. Midi Libre takes stock of what is changing for the French. Many re-ratings are expected on August 1st due to inflation.
increase in certain wages
Good news for employees Smic is re-evaluated for the 4th time in less than a year. The Labor Code provides for an automatic reassessment of the cross-industry minimum growth wage during the year if the consumer price index increases by more than 2% compared to the index used to set the last amount of the minimum wage.
As Ouest-France points out, this revaluation of 2.01% increases the monthly minimum wage to €1,329.06 net for full-time employment, ie an hourly rate of €8.76.
For officials, the index point will be re-evaluated. Our colleagues remind that by decree a rating of 3.5% was decided. It will go into effect retroactively as of July 1, 2022 and will benefit 5.6 million people.
Pensions and “Macron Bonus”
That 4% increase in basic pensions has been in effect since July. However, since this is paid out in the following month as usual, this increased pension should be paid out on August 9th.
Set up in 2019 amid the Yellow Vests crisis, the “Macron bonus” is tripled from August 1st to December 31st. This is a special bonus paid by companies with no income tax, no social security and no contributions to employees whose income is less than three times the minimum wage. The cap has been tripled, reaching 6,000 euros for companies with a profit-sharing agreement or with fewer than fifty employees and 3,000 euros for others.
The back-to-school allowance is expected in August
Due to inflation, the back-to-school allowance will also be increased by 4%. It affects more than 3 million families in resource conditions, reaching:
According to Family Record, she will be paid out on Wednesday, August 17th.
tax sideif you have been deducted at source more than is necessary, you may be entitled to a refund of overpayment from 2.8.
Savings increase in value
The price re-evaluation has been in the tubes for some time A booklet of 2% on August 1st was confirmed by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, in the columns of Le Parisien on July 14th.
The latter also went on to point out that “the popular savings account rate (LEP) will increase from 2.2% to 4.6%.”
As Moneyvox points out, the Brochure sustainable and solidarity development (LDDS) follows the curve of savings book A and also goes from 1% to 2%. Our colleagues specify: “If each bank is free to determine its bank’s remuneration young bookit must be at least equal to that of the livret A”, ie 2% on August 1st.
Regarding the other tariffs currently in force, Moneyvox indicates those of Crédit Mutuel blue savings account amounts to 2% that Building savings account (CEL) 1.25% gross and the business savings account (LEE) at 1.5% gross.
The end of the health emergency
August 1 also marks the end of the health emergency. The measures provided there to restrict daily life – health pass, mask requirement, house arrest, curfew … – can therefore no longer be restored. As Ouest-France points out, the end of the scientific council is also recorded.
According to the new health law, if a new worrying variant appears at the French borders, the government will be able to ask not for the health card (which includes vaccination) but for a “simple” negative test , recalls TF1 Info.
A measure that also applies to travelers traveling between overseas and mainland France. The government can set up this health check by decree for two months instead of one month originally planned by the Senate. In addition, a parliamentary vote is required.
The discount of 18 cents per liter of petrol will finally be maintained in August. Automatically levied at petrol stations, it even rises to 30 cents per liter in September. From November 1st it will fall again to 10 cents. This discount was chosen to curb rising prices at the pump.