Livret A, toll prices, wear rates, SNCF tickets and tariff shield: what changes on February 1

Like every beginning of the month, there are new things to note for this February 1st. For your wallet, your purchasing power or in the steps of everyday life, here is what you need to know.

Something new for your savings, for your purchasing power or in your day-to-day procedures… As of February 1, changes are planned. We take a look at the new features to be expected this month.

LEP and Livret A, the rates are increasing

The rate of A booklet which had already been increased and which currently stands at 2% will undergo a further increase from 1 February. Thus, from this date, it increases to 3%, “its highest rate for 15 years”, underlines the site of the public service. As a reminder, the ceiling for the Livret A is set at €22,950 for individuals and €76,500 for legal entities.

Another rate up from February 1, that of the popular savings account (LEP) which rose to 6.1%, against a previous rate of 4.6%. As the public service website indicates, its rate “depends solely on inflation, excluding tobacco” and is capped at 7,700 euros.

Tariff shield

Renewed in 2023, the tariff shield, already limited to 15% for gas since January 1, is limited to 15% for electricity from February 1. It concerns all households, condominiums, social housing, small businesses and the smallest municipalities.

Wear rate adjustment

Traditionally reviewed quarterly, the wear rate will now be reviewed monthly starting February 1st. This is an announcement made by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire on January 20. This is good news for buyers of real estate. Indeed, with the rise in the rate of mortgage loans, the usury rates became too restrictive and led “to restrict access to credit for certain categories of borrowers”, indicated the ministry in a press release.

Tolls increase

Using the highway will be a little more expensive from February 1. The announcement dates back to December 2: toll prices for motorway companies will increase by an average of 4.75%.

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“The increases vary between 4.5% and 5.07% along the axes. We are well below baseline inflation6.33%, detailed a source close to dealers, to our colleagues from Parisian.

New taxi fares

“A variation in the standard taxi fare of no more than 4% will come into force on the date set by the prefectural decrees and no later than 1er February 2023″, indicates the site of the public service. Thus, in 2023, the minimum price for a race is 7.30 € for all taxis, whether Parisian or not.

Unemployment insurance reform

With the entry into force of the unemployment insurance reform, the duration of compensation for job seekers will be reduced by 25% from February 1. Consequence: “a jobseeker who has contributed for 24 months will see the duration of his rights reduced to 18 months”, specifies Public Life.

Covid sick leave

A positive Covid test will no longer automatically trigger a work stoppage. A decree, published this Saturday January 28 in the Official Journal, puts an end to this practice instituted to limit the spread of the epidemic, and this, from February 1.

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Sale of train tickets

It’s the end of the free exchange three days before departure for his train ticket. The SNCF tightens its conditions from February 1. With the health crisis, SNCF Voyageurs had allowed free exchange or refund up to three days before departure. This period will increase to a maximum of seven days in February 2023. If a traveler wishes to exchange or have their ticket refunded less than seven days before departure, it will cost him 19 €.

Increase in the amount of MaPrimeRénov

The government will increase the budget allocated to the Ma PrimeRenov device, which will go from 2 billion euros to 2.5 or even 2.6 billion euros. The amount of this aid for the eco-renovation of housing depends on the income of each household. Thus, the ceilings will be raised from 15,000 to 25,000 euros, specifies France 3.

Key dates in February

February 7: end of winter sales in most departments of metropolitan France.

Winter holidays: February 4 to 19 for zone A. From February 11 to 26 for zone B. From February 18 to March 5 for zone C.

February 28: last date to make your request to benefit from the indemnity of 100 euros according to your eligibility for this aid put in place to succeed at the end of the discount at the pump.

Also February 28 marks the end of the seasonal flu vaccination period, which has been extended this year.

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