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Tariff shield: the limits of an expensive device

2022-05-13T19:20:01.414Z

Set up last fall, it was initially designed to temporarily cope with the explosion in energy prices following the very vigorous recovery in economic activity.



The executive repeats it over and over again: the tariff shield on energy prices has enabled France to further limit the surge in inflation than the other countries in the euro zone.

Faced with the continuous rise in prices, this system will therefore be extended until the end of the year to protect the purchasing power of the French, confirmed the Castex government after its last Council of Ministers, a few legislative election weeks.

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It is true that this massive measure caps regulated gas prices and limits the increase in electricity prices to only 4%, thus reducing the bill for households.

The increases would otherwise have reached + 80% on gas and + 35% on electricity, the government recently insisted.

Only here, the renewal of this support is not without arousing criticism, questioning more broadly on the role of the State, which cannot compensate everything ad vitam aeternam...

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Source: lefigaro

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