Price of gas, electricity, sport pass … Everything that changes from August 1st

Increase in gas prices, implementation of aid for the re-entry into sports for young people, end of the validity of 2020 meal vouchers … All that changes this Sunday, August 1.

A lot of changes take place from August 1 and after …

Rise in gas prices

After an increase of 10% in July, the regulated sales tariff (TRV) of gas supplied by Engie will increase by 6.3%. This tariff, set to disappear on July 1, 2023, concerns 3.1 million French people.

Increase in the price of electricity

The price of electricity will increase, but not in the same way for everyone. Explanations. The tariff for the use of public electricity networks (TURPE) was introduced on August 1, 2016 to allow the financing of the adaptation works of the electricity networks and the switch to renewable energies, as well as their renovation and improvement of the power quality. The sums obtained are redistributed to network operators (RTE, Enedis and local distribution companies).

The TURPE comprises two components, namely the HVB part, donated to RTE, and the MV-LV part intended for Enedis and local distribution companies.

The average increase will thus be 0.91% for MV / LV consumers and the average increase will even be 1.39% per year for the TURPE 6 period (2021-2025). HTB consumers will be more impacted with an average increase of 1.09% and 1.57% per year.

The 2020 restaurant tickets are no longer valid

Their validity had been extended due to confinements and the closure of restaurants. It stops on August 31. Holders of restaurant tickets (authorized for a meal on the terrace up to 38 euros – instead of 19 euros – per day) have only one month to use them. They are also valid for click and collect or for deliveries of dishes sold in these establishments.

The ceiling is maintained at 19 euros per day in supermarkets or food stores.

Opening of the sport pass

The sport pass will be in place from August 15; Children aged 6 to 18 whose families receive the back-to-school allowance or the allowance for minors with disabilities will receive aid of € 50, to finance registration in a sports club at the start of the 2021 school year. .

Families will receive the pass by mail and must present it to the voluntary sports clubs of the sport pass network. The amount of aid is paid directly to the clubs and covers all or part of the cost of registration in a club, that is to say both the license part paid to the federation, as well as the contribution part received by the club.

The booklet A will not increase

The livret A should not change. It has stagnated at 0.5% since February 2020. Ditto for the sustainable development and solidarity booklet (LDDS) with a rate of 0.5% and the popular savings book (LEP) which will remain at a rate of 1%.

The government wants to encourage households to consume part of their savings to boost growth.

The solidarity fund

Companies have until August 31 to submit their application for assistance from the solidarity fund for losses in June 2021. They will benefit from compensation of around 40% of the loss of activity in June 2021 by compared to June 2019, 30% of the loss of activity in July 2021 compared to July 2019, and 20% of the loss of activity in August 2021 compared to August 2019.

The allocation rate for companies in the sectors of activity most affected by the health crisis is reduced to 52% for the month of August 2021 and to 36% as of September 1, 2021 (compared to 60% in July).

The remaining charges for companies will be 25% in August and 40% in September (15% in July). For employees, the rate of the partial activity allowance paid will drop to 60% of their gross previous compensation (72% net salary) from September 1, 2021.

Health pass extended to bars, restaurants and shopping centers on August 9

Since July 21, 2021, the health pass is mandatory for places of leisure and culture bringing together more than 50 people (performance halls, amusement parks, concert halls, festivals, sports halls, cinemas …)

On August 9, the health pass will be extended and will be compulsory in cafes, bars and restaurants, even on the terrace, but also in shopping centers. (by decision of the prefect of the department because of his sanitary conditions), hospitals, retirement homes. It should also be compulsory on board planes, trains (TGV, Intercités) and interregional coaches for long-distance journeys.

To take into account the specific situation of certain categories of people, the obligation of the health pass is postponed to August 30 for :

  • young people from 12 to 17 years old
  • employees of places and establishments open to the public

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