Infotech Smic, Livret A, fuel allowance… everything that changes on August 1

Smic, Livret A, fuel allowance… everything that changes on August 1

Inflation, which has not stopped rising since the start of the year, has revalued the minimum wage and increased the rate of certain French savings accounts, such as the Livret A. After two years of the Covid pandemic -19, the exceptional measures are gradually disappearing. Here are the new regulations in force this Monday 1er august.

• The revalued minimum wage

The automatic revaluation of the minimum wage will be +2.01% on 1er August, and the minimum wage will thus rise from “1,302.64 euros to 1,329.06 euros monthly” net said the Ministry of Labor to AFP. The hourly minimum wage changes “from 8.58 euros to 8.76 euros”.

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• Rise in passbooks

The rate of the Livret A, and the Livret Développement durable et solidaire (LDDS), will drop to 2%. It started 2022 at a low of 0.5%, then fell to 1% on 1er february. But despite this increase, the return will remain negative due to the level of inflation, above 6% in July.

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The remuneration of the People’s Savings Book (LEP) will increase to 4.6%. It is reserved for households with little or no tax (20,297 euros of annual income for example for a single person). Of the 18.6 million eligible French people, only 6.9 million people (37%) had one at the end of December 2021.

• End of emergency measures for the Covid

From Monday 1er August, the health pass and other exceptional measures against Covid-19 will disappear.

the Wearing a surgical mask thus becomes optional everywhere, but will remain compulsory in Parisian hospitals. However, there remains “very highly recommended” until further notice, the Ministry of Health told AFP on Thursday July 28.

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The end of these exceptional measures, taken within the framework of a bill definitively adopted by a final vote in the Senate on Tuesday July 26, are all the same accompanied by possible compulsory tests at the borders.

In particular, the government may impose, in very specific cases, a negative Covid screening test when boarding in the direction of French territory and for overseas trips. This travel health certificate could only be activated for international travel in the event of the appearance of a particularly dangerous variant of Covid in a country. Or for trips to overseas communities in the event of a risk of hospital saturation.

• Maintenance of the fuel discount in August

No change to be expected at service stations… for the moment. The government has indeed decided to extend at least until the end of August the fuel discount of 15 to 18 cents (in mainland France).

A discount which will increase to 30 cents from September, and until October, before decreasing to 10 cents for the months of November and December.

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Concerning the transport fuel allowance (ICT) for large rollers, no more date of entry into force is planned. Bruno Le Maire spoke about the “report” of this measure targeted at high rollers and the working classes. It is criticized by the right which calls for a measure “widespread”. The Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament Franck Riester affirms on Monday July 25 that the measure “is not buried, it is modified”.

• The pay slip for civil servants revalued

Good news for public service workers. The August pay slip for civil servants will formalize the 3.5% increase in the salaries of 5.7 million public officials, which came into effect on 1er July.

This increase of 3.5%, which constitutes, according to the ministry, the largest percentage increase for thirty-seven years, “is added” to the average increase of 1.5% observed each year on the salaries of civil servants and contractual. This revaluation is however not sufficient for Céline Verzeletti, co-secretary general of the CGT-Public Service.

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