Covid, Smic, Livret A, health pass, fuel discount… all that changed on August 1

Minimum wage, Livret A, health restrictions… Many changes are happening this Monday, August 1. We are taking stock.

Who says new moon says novelties. Midi Libre examines what’s changing for the French. On August 1, due to inflation, several revaluations are expected.

Increase some wages

Good news for employees Smic was revalued for the fourth time in less than a year. The Labor Code provides for an automatic revaluation of the minimum interprofessional wage growth during the year if the consumer price index increases more than 2% compared to the index considered during the establishment of the final amount of the minimum salary.

As Ouest-France points out, this revaluation of 2.01% increases the monthly minimum wage to €1,329.06 net for full-time work, ie an hourly rate of €8.76.

For civil servants, the index point revalued. Our partners remember that a valuation of 3.5% was decided by order. Retroactively, it will take effect on July 1, 2022 and will benefit 5.6 million people.

Pension and “Macron bonus”

the 4% increase in basic pensions implemented since July. But this is paid, as usual, next month, the payment of this additional pension should take place on August 9.

Set in 2019 amid the yellow vests crisis, the The “Macron bonus” is folded from August 1 to December 31. This is a unique bonus paid by companies, exempt from income tax as well as contributions and social security contributions, for employees whose income is not less than three times the minimum wage amount. Its ceiling has been tripled, reaching 6,000 euros for companies with a profit sharing agreement or with less 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 increase by 4%. It concerns more than 3 million families under the conditions of resources and reaches:

As indicated in the Family Record, it will be paid on Wednesday, August 17.

Tax sideif you withdraw at the source more than required, you may be eligible for a refund of overpayment from August 2.

The savings increased in value

In pipes for some time, the revaluation of the rate A booklet of 2% on August 1 was confirmed by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, on July 14 in the columns of Le Parisien.

The latter also continued by showing that “the popular savings account rate (LEP) from 2.2% to 4.6%.

As Moneyvox points out, the sustainable and solidarity development booklet (LDDS) following the Livret A curve and also from 1% to 2%. Our colleagues determined that “if each bank were free to set its fees youth bookletit must be at least equal to that of Livret A”, ie 2% on August 1.

Regarding other rates currently in effect, Moneyvox indicates that the Crédit Mutuel blue savings account amount of 2%, the housing savings account (CEL) of 1.25% gross and the company savings account (LEE) of 1.5% gross.

The end of the state of health emergency

August 1 also marks the end of the state of health emergency. The measures to prevent daily life given later – health pass, obligation to wear a mask, confinement, curfew … – are therefore irreversible. As pointed out in Ouest-France, the end of the scientific council is also recorded.

According to the new health bill, it will be possible for the government, in the event of the presentation of a new concerned variant, not to require the health pass (which includes vaccination) at the French borders, but a you “simple” negative test. , recalled TF1 Info.

A measure that also applies to travelers traveling between abroad and mainland France. The government can set up this health control by decree within two months, instead of the one month originally planned by the Senate. Beyond that, a vote of Parliament is required.

Fuel Discounts

The discount of 18 cents per liter of fuel was continued in August. Automatically applied at service stations, it will increase in September, reaching 30 cents per liter. From November 1, it will drop to 10 cents. This discount was voted to contain the increase in pump prices.

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