Condoms, fuel, increase in the minimum wage… what changes on January 1 in France


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On January 1, 2023, the minimum wage increased in France, condoms become free for those under 26, the general reduction in the price of fuel is remunerated by a targeted allowance. A look at what’s changing for the new year.

The minimum growth wage (Smic) is automatically increased by 1.8% due to the rise in prices. It rises to 1,353 euros net monthly, an increase of 24 euros. Gross, for a full-time 35-hour week, the monthly minimum wage rises to 1,709 euros and the hourly minimum wage to 11.27 euros.

In the public service, the salaries of the 410,000 lowest paid agents will also be increased by 1.8% on January 1, 2023.

The monthly Navigo subscription, necessary for circular in public transport in Île-de-France, increases by 12%, going to 84.10 euros. The single ticket increased to 2.10 euros.

All young people under the age of 26 can now obtain free condoms at the counter of pharmacies.

  • Fuel: end of the general rebate

The general rebate on fuel at the pump is remunerated by an allowance of 100 euros reserved for the 10 million most modest workers (annual reference tax income per part less than 14,700 euros) using a car or two-wheeler to go worker. You must apply for it on the website.

  • 100 euros for first-time carpoolers

A bonus of 100 euros is promised to motorists who will start carpooling in 2023, on long journeys as well as on those of daily life (from a certain number of journeys).

The amount of the ecological bonus for the purchase of an electric car is increased to 7,000 euros for half of the households, the most modest.

  • Electricity meters

Electricity meter reading becomes payable for customers who are not equipped with a Linky meter and who have not been sent a self-reading to Enedis during the last 12 months.

These customers will be charged a fee of 8.48 euros every two months levied by the energy suppliers.

The increase in regulated natural gas sales tariffs will be limited to 15%. This tariff shield applies to residential subscribers (consuming less than 30 MWh/year) as well as co-ownerships with an individual natural gas supply contract.

La Poste will replace its red stamp for urgent letters delivered the next day with a dematerialized version. The new formula, called “red e-Letter”, will allow you to send documents of up to three sheets on the site or in a post office, via an automatic machine or with the help of a postman. The document will be printed close to the recipient, enveloped and distributed the following day if it has been sent before 8 p.m. The service will cost 1.49 euros, compared to 1.43 euros for the current red stamp of the “priority letter ” “.

The premium for hiring apprentices will be 6,000 euros in 2023 for a minor as for an adult under 30 years old. Currently, this aid is 5,000 euros for a minor, 8,000 for an adult.

  • Birth screening

Birth screening, which aims to screen all newborns for rare but serious diseases, has been extended to seven new pathologies, bringing the total count to thirteen.

The new diseases concerned are homocystinuria, leucinosis, tyrosinemia type 1, glutaric aciduria type 1, isovaleric aciduria, long-chain hydroxyacyl COA dehydrogenase deficiency and carnitine uptake deficiency.

  • Disability: extended assistance

Deafblind people or people with intellectual, cognitive or psychological disabilities will benefit from the Disability Compensation Benefit (PCH). This funds a carer in order to obtain assistance in carrying out certain acts of daily living.

  • Doubling the rate of new PELs

For the first time in 22 years, the rate of remuneration of housing savings plans (PEL) signed from January 1 will increase, to reach 2%, against 1% today.

  • No gas boiler with MaPrimeRénov’

The MaPrimeRénov’ system will no longer subsidize the purchase of gas boilers, including those with very high energy performance.

In mainland France, dwellings consuming more than 450 kilowatt hours per square meter per year according to their energy performance diagnosis (DPE) could no longer be rented or rented again. They will henceforth be considered as indecent, like unsanitary accommodation or accommodation without a kitchen.

  • End of chick grinding

In the laying hen sector, producers must put an end to the routine elimination of male chicks by generalizing the sexing of embryos in the egg. A derogation has been put in place for the males of white hens (approximately 15% of national production) on the grounds that it is more difficult to determine their sex before hatching.

A reform of crop insurance reviews the terms of compensation for farmers in the face of the trivialization of crop losses under the effect of climate change, and encourages them to take out insurance.

  • End of trials for rapes at the assizes

Crimes punishable by up to twenty years’ imprisonment, mainly rape, will now be judged in first instance by criminal courts, courts without popular jurors, and no longer by assize courts.

  • End of automatic sentence reductions

This mechanism automatically offered content (apart from terrorism) reduced sentences, except for bad conduct. From now on, it is a sentence enforcement judge who will be able to grant reductions only to prisoners who have given “sufficient proof of good behavior” or who have shown “serious efforts at reintegration”.

With AFP

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