End of fuel concessions, new units, pension reform: Gabriel Attal’s account

Exclusive Free Midi – End of fuel concessions, new units, pension reform, strike in evaluation laboratories: developments by Gabriel Atal, Minister of Public Accounts.

On Wednesday, the federal government subsidy on fuel was decreased from 30 to 10 euro cents per liter. To arrange a inexpensive gadget?

Over the previous yr, international petrol costs have risen sharply, and now we have opted for an enormous momentary assist system with fuel concessions. It needs to be momentary as a result of it is extremely costly, and we do not need to elevate taxes on the French. The rebate will price eight billion euros a yr, equal to the annual price range of the Ministry of Justice.

For a mean motorist, this saved €120 on petrol payments and €40 for many who benefited from the overall low cost.

We have chosen to regularly extinguish this rebate, we go to 10 cents from this Wednesday, November 16, and it’ll cease on the finish of the yr, and to exchange it with a system that targets French individuals who work and who use should do their automobile to go to work. This might be particular help, very simple to make use of and which will be repaid initially of 2023.

What would be the phrases of this association? And what standards to find out the beneficiary?

We are within the course of of defining the phrases. The intention is to assist the French folks from the working class and center class. The first standards to profit from help might be to work, declare earnings from exercise. Many French folks work onerous, discover it onerous to make ends meet and assume we primarily assist those that do not work. The second criterion, the have to be at a sure degree of earnings, respectable class or center class, we’re within the course of of defining that.

Then, all it’s a must to do is hook up with a web based portal, enter your distant declarant quantity, your grey card quantity and you may get the help in your financial institution account inside three to 5 days. These phrases might be introduced in mid-December.
But the largest measure of particular person buying energy is the tariff defend. For our measure the French invoice would solely improve by a most of 15% as a substitute of 120% with out the measure. It is public finance that pays for this distinction. Another instance: 23 million in France ought to obtain a tax discover, this time, for paying audiovisual license charges. This is 138 euros eliminated.

What about assist for native authorities?

We have arrange a system that, for essentially the most susceptible communities because of the improve in power costs, permits them to be supported in an distinctive manner on the finish of the yr. We have an envelope of 430 million euros that permits native authorities to supply monetary assist. Payments ranged from a number of thousand euros to a couple hundred. In Occitania, eleven municipalities in Aveyron, for instance, have already obtained a deposit.

And what about enterprise?

A system is put in place to restrict their electrical energy and gasoline payments. Companies will see these payments drop within the contracts they conclude subsequent week

Have you calculated the price of this association?

Overall, between 2021 and 2023, we are going to spend 110 billion euros to struggle inflation. I see this expense as an funding, and as avoiding different bills. Because if we do not assist corporations within the face of inflation, behind it, we should always spend to compensate bankrupt and unemployed French folks. We are within the middle of the storm, and it’ll not take us to this nice step to assist the French.

Regarding pension reform, are you in dialogue?

We are consulting with social companions, political formations. The intention is to current the contents of the reform earlier than the vacations. And the textual content of that regulation might be examined in parliament in January. This reform will allow us to retain our pay-as-you-go system.

A big deficit is predicted within the coming years. We want to extend the quantity of work in our nation to profit from extra income for top precedence, dependency care, hospital enhancements and many others.

Can the target of elevating the authorized retirement age to 64 nonetheless be mentioned?

In this system of the President of the Republic, it’s deliberate that from subsequent summer season, the authorized age might be pushed again by 4 months a yr and we are going to attain 64 on the finish of the five-year interval. The President of the Republic indicated that carried out in session, there could also be work alternatives the place we play rather less on the authorized age and a bit extra on the contribution interval, for instance.

But the reform means, on the entire, like our neighbors who’ve already turned 65 or 67, and we should contemplate those that began working at a really younger age and who had tough jobs. And there might be progress in reforms. We need, for instance, somebody who has labored all their life to get at least €1,100 in retirement.

Are you afraid of a social rebellion?

Pension reforms are by no means simple, they at all times accompany social actions. I consider a big majority of the French persons are conscious that it’s a must to work a bit longer. All the nations round us have already gone to 65 or 67.

Then, on the parliamentary degree, I consider {that a} majority on this textual content is feasible. During the presidential marketing campaign, LRs defended a reform with reducing the authorized age, they adopted an modification on this matter within the Senate a number of days in the past. If they’re in line with their beliefs and their commitments, they need to vote for this reform.

What is your place on the strike motion in medical evaluation laboratories?

Biologists and analytical laboratories have an important position in our well being system. They performed an important position in permitting widespread testing throughout Covid. These assessments paid for by Social Security, so all of the French folks introduced their turnover of seven billion euros. This is a sector that has grown its margins, we’re at a gross margin of 30% at present, a lot larger than every other sector.

Under these circumstances, at a time when all French folks, corporations, communities, are making efforts, medical evaluation laboratories could make an effort with a slight discount of their costs. I cannot let go.

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