While the health pass and its application are at the heart of concerns, this second summer month is marked by its share of novelties.
Energy bills are expected to increase slightly due to increases in gas and electricity prices.
More encouraging, a new pass has been added to the catalog with the Pass'Sport, to finance registration in a sports club.
Finally, the 2020 meal vouchers are reaching their final expiration date.
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Further increase in gas prices
Gas prices continue to climb.
After a 10% increase on July 1, an additional 5.3% increase will be added from August 1.
This increase should affect around 3.1 million French people, who benefit from regulated tariffs.
In addition, the days of these contracts are numbered because they will disappear on January 1, 2023. The Energy Regulatory Commission details this increase in its press release.
This increase is 1.6% for customers who use gas for cooking, 3.3% for customers who have dual use, cooking and hot water, and 5.5% for customers who use gas. gas heat
The report also highlights the reasons for this increase, with the economic recovery and very strong demand, particularly in Asia.
He also mentions the large European storage and the increase in gas consumption for electricity production.
Increase in the price of electricity
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which will be slightly increased.
For residential customers, this corresponds to an increase of 0.48%, and of 0.38% for professionals.
This should result in an increase of 4 euros for individuals and 6 euros for professionals.
The CRE justifies itself about this increase, pointing to a reassessment of the amounts dating from 2019.
Expansion of the health pass to come
While the executive had announced the wider application of the health pass for August 1, it should be delayed.
The government finds itself with its hands tied while awaiting the decision of the Constitutional Council expected on August 5.
It will decide on the extension in restaurants, cafes, bars, certain shopping centers, or hospitals.
For long-distance journeys, such as trains, planes or Intercités, Jean Baptiste Djebarri, the Minister Delegate in charge of Transport, indicated on Tuesday that sesame will be made compulsory between August 7 and 10.
Kick-off of the Pass'Sport…
A new allowance, labeled Pass'Sport, will be available from August 1 to finance registration in a sports club.
In the amount of 50 euros, it concerns children between 6 and 17 years old.
They will be 5.4 million children to be able to benefit from this aid according to the Ministry of Sports.
This new pass will take the form of a letter which must be presented to sports clubs upon registration.
It should be noted that only families already benefiting from the back-to-school allowance or allowances for children or adults with disabilities will be able to benefit from it.
… And the last straight line for meal vouchers for 2020
While the amount of the ceilings for restaurant vouchers is currently under discussion with the executive, the expiry date for tickets dating from 2020 is fast approaching. Indeed, these had been extended following repeated confinements. You now only have until August 31st to spend these coupons and not lose them permanently.