Several devices come into force on Tuesday and others come to an end, like the winter break. The rules for partial unemployment are changing, while regulated gas prices are increasing. New regulations are also coming into force for motorists in Ile-de-France.
From June 1, Ile-de-France motorists will no longer be able to drive in a diesel vehicle dating from before 2006. The winter break ends, and partial unemployment is reduced. Overview.
Polluters are urged to stay outside the “low emission zone”. Vehicles carrying a Crit’air 4 sticker, ie diesels prior to December 31, 2005, are now banned from Paris and 78 suburbs of Paris.
This ban follows that of the most polluting vehicles, classified crit’air 5, which no longer have the right to circulate in this zone since 2019. In total, 209,000 vehicles and 27,500 utility vehicles are now concerned. The objective of the system carried by the Metropolis of Greater Paris is to completely ban diesel vehicles by 2024, in order to encourage the use of public transport as well as electric and hybrid vehicles, which pollute less.
Prices are increasing, but their level remains lower than in 2015. Regulated gas prices applied by Engie increased by 4.4%, due in particular to the rise in gas prices on the world market and lower European stocks than usually. In detail, this increase is 1.2% for customers who use gas for cooking, 2.6% for those who have dual use (cooking and hot water), and 4.6% for fireplaces that heat with gas.
Regulated gas sales tariffs will disappear on July 1, 2023 and Engie has already ceased to market new contracts of this type. But just over 3 million households still subscribed to it at the end of March, according to the latest figures available.
Nine cities of Seine-Saint-Denis are concerned. In Aubervilliers, Epinay-sur-Seine, L’Île-Saint-Denis, La Courneuve, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, Stains and Villetaneuse, the signed or renewed leases must now respect a rent benchmark, established by prefectural decree. The objective of this system is to limit the surge in the amount of rents within the private park.
From this Tuesday, employees in partial unemployment will receive only 60% of their gross salary (72% of their net salary), against 70% until then (84% of their net salary). Employees in sectors that continue to be affected by the health crisis, such as tourism or the hotel and catering industry, will however be compensated up to 70% of their gross salary until July 1.
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It was already due to end on April 1 but was extended due to the health crisis. The winter break, which prohibits the eviction of tenants during this period, ends. The government has however announced to perpetuate for ten additional months the 43,000 emergency accommodation places created since the first confinement.
These will therefore continue to receive people at least until March 2022. This 700 million euros device should bring the annual budget devoted to emergency accommodation to 2.9 billion euros.
Taxpayers with internet access and located in zone 2, that is to say in departments 20 to 54 and Corsica, must have completed their tax return before June 1. Departments 55 to 976, for their part, have until June 8 to carry out the process without risking an increase or late interest.