Infotech Change of name, unemployment benefits, wear rate…: everything that changes on July 1

Change of name, unemployment benefits, wear rate…: everything that changes on July 1

As in June, there will be no gas price increase this month, since the government has extended its price shield until the end of 2022. plus: the state capped the increase at 4% in February. Here are the new regulations in force this Friday 1er July.

Unemployment benefits increased by 2.9%

Unemployment insurance benefits are increased by 2.9%. A boost which concerns 2.1 million beneficiaries, announced Unédic, which explains that this decision comes in view of the “economic context, in particular inflation”.

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• Revaluation of social assistance

According to “Les Echos”, the bill on purchasing power announced by the government provides for a revaluation of social benefits indexed to inflation, by 4% with retroactive effect from 1er July. These include the RSA, the allowance for disabled adults and retirement pensions. The solidarity allowance for the elderly (ASPA) or minimum old age, the supplementary disability allowance (ASI), the widowhood allowance (AV) and the specific solidarity allowance (ASS) for unemployed people at the end of their rights are also upgraded.

Elisabeth Borne confirms a 4% pension increase this summer

The APLs will be reassessed by 3.5% in order to “protect those who have the greatest difficulties” so they can “pass this course of inflation”announced the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, on BFMTV on June 27.

• Ease of family name change

Changing your last name is now easier. Any adult person can thus take the name of his mother, his father or both, if he did not already bear them, by simple declaration to the civil status.

According to the presentation of the bill relating to the choice of the name resulting from filiation, more than 4,000 people asked to change their name, for various reasons, in 2020.

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• New oil and coal-fired boilers prohibited

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the installation of heating or hot water production equipment running on fuel oil is prohibited from this Friday, except in the event that it is impossible to use other sources. of energy. Devices already installed can continue to be used, maintained and repaired, but financial aid of up to 11,000 euros is planned to encourage their replacement.

All new equipment using heating networks, electricity, biomass, solar or geothermal energy, gas, or even a liquid biofuel (such as biofuel) may be installed in buildings, provided that they will respect a greenhouse gas emissions cap (of 300 gCO2eq/KWh NCV).

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• Reinforced aid for energy renovation

From this Friday, it is possible to combine a zero-rate eco-loan for a maximum amount of 30,000 euros with other aid such as MaPrimeRénov to finance energy renovation work. The works include, for example, the insulation of the accommodation or a change in the heating mode.

• Reduction of the ecological bonus

The extension of the ecological bonus rules introduced in July 2021 ends on 1er July and the aid is reduced by 1,000 euros for vehicles which must emit even less CO2.

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“In 2023, the automobile will switch to electric”

In the event of the purchase of an electric vehicle for less than 45,000 euros, the ecological bonus will be a maximum of 3,000 euros for individuals and 5,000 euros for companies, according to the public service website. Electric cars costing between 45,000 and 60,000 euros and electric vans and hydrogen cars over 60,000 euros will receive a purchase aid of 1,000 euros. Plug-in hybrids are no longer affected by this device.

• The ceiling for restaurant tickets goes back to 19 euros

The maximum daily use of restaurant tickets is 19 euros, and they can no longer be used on weekends and public holidays. The doubling of this ceiling to 38 euros and the authorization to use this means of payment also on weekends and public holidays had been decided at the end of the first confinement in 2020.

As the health crisis continued, the system had been renewed several times, the last of which was in February until June 30. “These measures have boosted consumption in restaurants” and “to accelerate the use of tickets saved by employees due to health restrictions”according to Bercy. “Today, these two causes have died out” and “the stock of tickets has been exhausted”the old 2021 tickets having been replaced by tickets valid in 2022.

• Possibility of increased borrowing for individuals

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According to information from the “Parisien”, the usury rate (maximum rate at which a bank can lend to an individual) is raised from 0.15 point to around 0.20 point from this Friday. For mortgages with a duration of between 10 years and less than 20 years, it will drop from 2.43% to 2.60% and from 2.40% to 2.57% for those with a duration of 20 years or more.

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Mortgage rates on the upslope

“This maximum rate legislation is made to avoid excessive borrowing rates, and therefore protect borrowers”, explains the Banque de France daily. This decision should therefore allow households to continue to become homeowners despite inflation.

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