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Livret A, electricity, Covid-19... What will change in February 2023


Many measures come into force at the beginning of February. Le Figaro takes stock of the expected novelties.

Tariff shield, increase in passbook rates or even increase in the price of tolls... Many measures come into force in February.

Le Figaro

takes stock of the main changes expected.

To discover

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Electricity: the tariff shield evolves

Renewed in 2023, the tariff shield will make it possible to limit the expected rise in electricity prices in February, but it will not cancel it.

Rates will thus increase by 15% this month, as announced by the government.

The same treatment was done in January for gas.

According to the executive, the increase represents “

an average increase of around 20

euros per month for households heating with electricity, instead of 180

euros without a tariff shield


Read alsoEnergy: the tariff shield is changing in 2023, here is what will change for your bills

Livret A and LEP: new rate hikes

Driven by inflation, the best known investment of the French will reach its highest rate for 15 years.

The passbook A rate will thus drop to 3% on February 1, 2023. .1%.

The executive also hopes that low-income households will use this savings product more, while it remains underused.

Read alsoThe Livrets A and LDDS accounts grew by 40 billion euros last year, a first in ten years

Covid-19: end of systematic isolation for people who test positive

From February 1, systematic isolation for people who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer be required.

Until now, they were required to self-isolate for at least 5 days.

Asymptomatic contact cases will also no longer have to carry out a screening test on the second day of notification of their status.

Another change, the use of the SI-DEP system, which makes it possible to record the results of screening tests, “

will be conditioned on the prior collection of the consent of the persons concerned to the sharing of their personal data


The platform is maintained until June 30, 2023.

Finally, the follow-up of "

contact cases

", via the "

Covid contact

" teleservice managed by Health Insurance, will cease definitively from Wednesday February 1, even if its workforce had already been greatly reduced, from 6,500 full-time equivalents in 2021 to 350 in September according to the Court of Auditors.

This service allowed the identification and management of people who tested positive for Covid-19 and contact cases.

This leads to the suspension of the possibilities of tracing by the Health Insurance which made it possible to search for contact cases in the entourage of people with Covid-19.

Covid-19: work stoppages without a waiting day abolished

Exceptional work stoppages, without a waiting day for people who test positive for Covid-19, will no longer be possible from February 1, according to a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal.

This text “

puts an end

” to “

the issuance of derogatory work stoppages to insured persons who are unable to continue working, including remotely


Created at the start of the health crisis in 2020 “in

order to limit the spread of the epidemic

”, this system had been extended several times, most recently by the Social Security budget for 2023, which however provided for the end of this measure “

at the latest

” at the end of the year.

The government has therefore decided to bring forward the deadline, while the health situation has improved markedly since the beginning of the year, with less than 16,000 patients currently hospitalized, against nearly 25,000 at the end of December.

The number of contaminations has also dropped in one month, from more than 20,000 to less than 5,000 per day on average, according to the Covid Tracker site.

Toll prices: towards an average increase of 4.75%

Drivers can prepare: the revision of toll rates will come into force on February 1 with an average increase of 4.75% in the territory.

Announced by the Ministry of Transport since December 2, 2022, this price increase remains below inflation.

Read alsoFaced with rising toll prices, how can you benefit from discounts from motorway companies?

Taxis: the new rates will soon apply

Taxis will see their prices increase "

by no more than 4%

", bringing the maximum price per kilometer traveled to 1.21 euros.

The measure stems from a decree of January 16, 2023 relating to the “

revaluation of taxi fares in 2023


Taxi fares are capped as follows:

  • 4.18 euros for pick-up

  • 1.21 euro for that of the kilometer traveled

  • 38.96 euros for the maximum hourly price.

The minimum price of a race is maintained at 7.30 euros for all taxis whether Parisian or non-Parisian.

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Exceptional adjustments to wear rates by the Banque de France

The Banque de France will, in this month of February, begin the monthly revision of the usury rates.

A measure that aims to adapt to the rapid rise in interest rates.

The publication will be monthly and no longer quarterly for the wear rates of all categories, and this from February 1, for the rates applicable from February 1 to July 1

”, explains the institution in a press release.

The rates of wear will remain established on the basis of the average of the rates practiced during the three previous months.

Read alsoReal estate credit: what changes for borrowers with a wear rate revised every month from February 1

SNCF: towards new exchange methods for tickets

Train travelers who want to change their ticket at the last moment will have to put their hands in their pockets.

As announced last November, from February 1, the SNCF will update its procedures for exchanging and refunding tickets.

Exchanging your ticket less than a week before departure will cost 19 euros, compared to zero today.

Read alsoSNCF: the average increase of 5% in TGV prices effective this Tuesday, low prices preserved

The new developments of MaPrimeRénov'

The aid for the renovation of housing evolves as every year.

The "

global renovation

" package is upgraded for the wealthiest households.

In fact, the premium therefore passes:

  • 10,000 euros for households with intermediate resources;

  • At 5,000 euros for high-income households.

In addition, the work ceilings for the MaPrimeRenov' condominium system will increase from 15,000 euros to 25,000 euros.

Read alsoMa Prime Rénov: the ceiling for eligible work will be increased on February 1, 2023

End of winter sales

In progress since January 11 in most departments, the winter sales will soon end.

For mainland France and certain overseas departments (Martinique, Guyana and Mayotte) the shutdown is scheduled for February 7, while for Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Moselle (57), Meuse (55) and the Vosges (88), the sales are expected to end on January 29.

Other dates have been announced for the other overseas departments, including Reunion.

Read alsoWinter sales: these brands that ignore the depression in the clothing market

Seasonal flu: extended campaign

The 2022/2023 seasonal flu campaign will be extended until February 28.

Initially reserved for people at risk of a severe form of the disease, vaccination has been open to everyone since November 16.

The vaccine is fully reimbursed by social security only for people at risk.

Read alsoThe flu still present in France despite its decline

Source: lefigaro

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