Gas prices, smic, unemployment insurance … everything that changes this October 1st

This October 1st, multiple changes take place in the daily life of the French. The tour of the horizon.

The price of gas is rising sharply. Engie’s regulated gas tariffs on nearly three million French households will increase by 12.6% on October 1, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has announced. “This development is the result of a historic rise in world gas prices,” she said. This increase follows a series of significant monthly increases, especially related to the economic recovery, and thus to demand in the energy markets.

Rising gas prices on October 1.

Smic: 35 euros gross per month extra. The 2.25 million employees of the private sector and the hundreds of thousands of civil servants paid at the minimum wage will see their gross monthly salary increase, from 1,554.58 to 1,589.47 euros. That is an increase of 34.89 euros gross per month. This automatic revaluation, linked to inflation, is the most important from ten years. The last time the smic had risen automatically due to inflation was on December 1, 2011. At that time, inflation had reached 2.1% and caused an equivalent increase. And for good reason, the Labor Code stipulates that any inflation equal to or greater than 2% will lead to an increase in the minimum wage in the same proportions.

Unemployment insurance: new calculation rules. A flagship measure of the controversial unemployment insurance reform, the new rules for calculating the amount of unemployment benefits come into force. This change in the calculation of the reference daily wage (the SJR, the basis of the allowance), strongly contested by the unions, is supposed to promote job stability by making unemployment compensation less favorable for employees who have alternated short contracts and inactivity. .

Personalized aid has housing on the rise. APL (Personalized Housing Assistance) will increase by 0.42%, which is the average increase in rents, according to INSEE. This increase comes after a freezing of the revaluation in 2018 and a deindexation of the APL pe the reference index of rents inscribed in the budgets 2019 and 2020.

Salary boost for caregivers. More than 500,000 hospital civil servants will benefit from their salary scale revaluation under the Health Insurance framework: nurses, nursing assistants, health workers, childcare assistants, radio manipulators, masseurs- kinés… Par elsewhere, the general increase of 183 euros net per month will be extended to another 18,500 social and medical-social care workers, who are in the civil service but whose bare structures are not attached to a hospital or Ehpad. Finally, 209,000 home helpers in the non-profit sector for the elderly and the disabled benefit from a salary increase of 13% to 15%. On the other hand, the 160,000 employees of the private sector are deprived of it, which raises fears of a massive departure of these employees.

A passport to enter the United Kingdom. After Brexit, Voyageurs français et européens ressortissants will have a valid passport to enter the United Kingdom. Only residents who have been granted temporary (pre-settled) status will be able to continue to use an identity card until 2025. In addition, in the English Channel, the cloth is burning between London and Paris around permits for les pêcheurs français, which will no longer be valid on October 1st.

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