The minimum wage revalued in the face of inflation, the Livret A and the Livret d’épargne populaire (LEP) rates on the rise, but also the end of the state of health emergency: detailed review of the main measures that come into force in France the 1Ahem August 2022.
High inflation will trigger a new automatic increase in the growth interprofessional minimum wage (smic) on 1Ahem August by 2.01%. Specifically, the minimum wage for a full-time worker will drop from 1,302.64 euros to 1,329.06 euros net. The hourly rate will go from 8.58 euros to 8.76 euros. This is the fourth increase in the minimum wage in less than a year, after the 2.65% increase in May.
Beyond the annual revaluation in January, the minimum wage is automatically increased during the year by the amount of inflation (calculated for the 20% of households with the lowest income) if it exceeds 2% compared to the last increase.
- The Livret A rate is doubled
The Livret A rate, the savings product held by most French people, is doubled, from 1% to 2%. This is the second increase this year, after a first doubling of rates on 1Ahem February, 0.5%, historical minimum, 1%.
Cette hausse, proposed by the governor of the Banque de France on July 14 and accepted by the government, is, also, justified by the hausse des prix observed ces derniers mois, which atteint 6.1% sur un an in July.
As for the rate of the Popular Savings Book, reserved for people with modest incomes (maximum 20,296 euros per year for a single person), it goes from 2.2% to 4.6%. It had not reached a comparable rate since 1998 (4.5%).
- The revalued back-to-school bonus
The back-to-school bonus (ARS) is paid at the end of August, subject to resources, to families with at least one school child between the ages of 6 and 18. It is part of the benefits that will be increased by 4% within the framework of the bill ” purchasing power “ to deal with inflation.
For the start of the 2022 school year, the amount is 376.98 euros per child from 6 to 10 years old, 397.78 euros per child from 11 to 14 years old and 411.56 euros per child from 15 to 18 years old.
- End of the state of health emergency
After more than two years of the pandemic, the state of health emergency, an exceptional legal framework decreed in the face of the crisis, will end at the beginning of August. There will be few concrete consequences, since the main restrictions have already been lifted. There are only two measures left on the agenda: maintaining surveillance, which allows knowing the number of cases or hospitalizations, as well as the possibility of imposing a SARS-CoV-2 detection test, whose result is negative for departing travelers. from or to France or the overseas departments and territories.
In addition, the scientific council, created at the beginning of the pandemic, is disappearing. It will be replaced by a health risk monitoring and forecasting committee, created by decree published in the official diary Sunday July 31. The names of its members will be “Communication in the next few days”said the office of the Minister of Health, François Braun.
This committee, charged with monitoring “health risks related to infectious agents that affect humans and animals, environmental and food contaminants and climate change”should in particular “issue recommendations when a screening test reveals a health risk”.
- The extended fuel discount
the “fuel discount” 15 cents per liter of gasoline or diesel, without taxes, applied from 1Ahem April, has been extended until August 31.
For the time being, this bonus is expected to increase further in September, before gradually ending at the end of 2022.
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