Electricity prices, health rules, census… 9 changes that come into force on February 1
Rise in the price of electricity, vaccination, toll rates… Here is everything that will change from February 1st.
New regulations, price increases… The 1st of each month comes with its share of changes. For the month of February, the French will have to be (even more!) attentive to their wallets because inflationwhich reached 5.2% on average during the year 2022, is far from over.
Revaluation of the passbook A rate
First of all, at the level of savings, the passbook A rate will increase. The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire announced the revaluation of the passbook A rate 3% from February 1. “We will be the only country in Europe which will offer its compatriots a guaranteed savings account at a rate higher than inflation”, he said on the set of the 1 p.m. news from France 2, on January 16. the popular savings accountit will be revalued to 6.1%.
Money, census, health… What changes from February 1, 2023
Real estate loan
For its part, the Banque de France, on an exceptional basis during the period of the sharpest rise in rates, proposes a technical adjustment to better “smooth” increases in the usury rate and thus make mortgage loans accessible to households.
The publication will be monthly and no longer quarterly for the wear rates of all categories, and this from February 1, for the rates applicable from February 1 to July 1. The rates of wear will remain established on the basis of the average of the rates practiced during the three previous months.
Regulated electricity prices increase by 4% on February 1, 2022, this increase is capped as part of the “tariff shield” put in place by the government to limit the increase in bills for individuals and businesses in the face of soaring prices electricity in Europe. This measure prevents individuals from suffering a 35.4% increase including tax on February 1, 2022.
Since the circulation of influenza viruses is still active, the campaign flu vaccination is extended until February 28. The flu vaccine is fully reimbursed by Health Insurance for people at risk but is not covered for other insured persons. Its price varies between 6 and 10 euros in pharmacies.
Exceptional work stoppages without a waiting day for people who test positive for Covid-19 are no longer possible. In a “favorable epidemic context” marked by less than 5,000 daily contaminations, the General Directorate of Health has also decided that “systematic isolation” positive cases and “taking a test” after two days for their contacts “will no longer be required”. Little applied in practice, these precautions nevertheless remain “highly recommended”.
Also, vaccination against Covid-19 is open to children from 6 months to 4 years old at risk of severe forms of Covid-19.
For municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, censuses will take place until February 18; from February 2 to March 4 in Reunion and Mayotte.
For municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants: until February 25; from February 2 to March 11 in Reunion and Mayotte. Opening of 500 new counters for collecting identity card or passport applications throughout France in order to increase the time slots for rmeet at the town hall.
Transport and fuel allowance deadline
In terms of transport: fuel allowance of 100 euros for low-income workers must be requested before February 28, 2023 on the impots.gouv.fr website.
On the SNCF side, the conditions for exchanging and refunding TGV and Intercités tickets are changing. “Since the start of the health crisis, it was possible to cancel or modify your trip free of charge up to three days before departure. This will only be possible until a week before the whistle. After this time, it will cost 19 euros on the TGV, against 15 euros so far, and 15 euros on Intercités, against 12 euros previously., precise franceinfo.
An average increase of 4.75% is expected in February 2023 on toll rates for vehicles. The same applies to taxi fares on February 1: the maximum price per kilometer traveled is increased to 1.21 euros. In 2023, the minimum fare for a trip remains set at 7.30 euros for all taxis (Parisians and non-Parisians).
In addition, taxi fares are capped at:
- 4.18 euros for pick-up
- 1.21 euros for that of the kilometer traveled
- 38.96 euros for the maximum hourly price.
For Parisian taxis, the supplements for reservation are, as in 2022, of:
- 4 euros in case of immediate reservation
- 7 euros if booked in advance.
- In addition, for all Parisian taxi journeys, only a “passenger” supplement of 4.50 euros can be applied from a 5th person transported.
In 2023, the flat rates set up for direct journeys by Parisian taxis between Paris and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly airports (in both directions) are:
- 55 euros between Paris airport – Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris right bank
- 62 euros between Paris airport – Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris left bank
- 41 euros between Paris-Orly airport and Paris right bank
- 35 euros between Paris-Orly airport and Paris left bank
The flat rates for races in connection with Nice Côte d’Azur airport remain unchanged compared to 2022:
- 85 euros between Nice Côte d’Azur airport and Cannes
- 95 euros between Nice Côte d’Azur airport and Monaco
- 32 euros between Nice Côte d’Azur airport and Nice-center
- 72 euros between Nice Côte d’Azur airport and Cap d’Antibes.
Finally, for races involving Toulouse Blagnac airport, these flat rates vary between 15 and 45 euros (depending on the area of the city).