It is always a turning point.
March 1, 2021 is no exception to the rule.
Several new measures come into force from this beginning of the month.
Find out what will change and could affect your daily life.
Mandatory PCR tests in Moselle at the Franco-German border.
From March 1, Germany almost closes its western border.
PCR tests of less than 72 hours will be required for non-professional cross-border trips between Germany and the Moselle department.
The arranged partial unemployment.
Companies that are not closed by administrative decision or that are not among the most affected by the crisis will see partial unemployment compensation drop to 60%.
The sectors most affected will see the current rates be maintained in March.
Several brands of tobacco will see an increase of 10 cents (for Austin + or Elixy red).
Note, on the other hand, the decrease in blond Gauloises which falls below the € 10 mark (€ 9.90).
Extension of the 2020 meal vouchers.
Their validity has been extended until August 31, 2021 due to the health crisis, after having been extended until the end of February.
New energy label.
It's more a European upgrade than a new version.
The energy label is changing for certain household appliance products.
Four categories of products are concerned: refrigerators, freezers and wine storage devices, dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers, as well as televisions and screens.
Classes A +, A ++ and A +++ disappear in favor of a scale from A to G
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Increase in regulated gas prices.
Regulated natural gas prices, already increased on February 1, increase on average by 5.7% in March.
In detail, the price of your gas increases by 1.5% for households that use gas for cooking, by 3.4% for those which use it for cooking and hot water, and by 5, 9% for customers who heat with gas, of course depending on your different subscriptions and operators.