He wants to "protect all pensioners from inflation". Retirement pensions will be increased by 5.2% next year, announced Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in an interview with readers of Le Parisien and broadcast on Tuesday.
Retirement pensions "will all be increased by 5.2% on 1 January 2024. The goal is to protect all retirees from inflation," the minister said.
The social minima, they will benefit from a revaluation "of about 4.6%", which would correspond to "28 euros per month for the RSA", said Bruno Le Maire.
Reducing inflation to "2%"
The minister was responding to several questions from readers of Le Parisien on the housing crisis, or the problems of purchasing power related to inflation. In this regard, the minister has set a goal: to bring inflation "to around 2%".
This announcement is part of a context of high inflation in food prices which, if they have begun to slow, are still experiencing double-digit surges (11.2% over one year in August, according to INSEE).
In this regard, President Emmanuel Macron had already announced that he wanted to find with the major industrialists "an agreement on the moderation of margins in the sector" with "controllers who will carry out checks".
For their part, refiners, distributors and professional federations of oil tankers meet this Tuesday to address, at the request of the president, the sale of fuel "at cost price". The president also announced on Sunday new aid to compensate for the high price of fuel, "limited to workers" and which could reach "100 euros per car per year", for the 50% of households earning the least.