Unemployment benefit, tobacco prices, partial unemployment ... Everything that changes on July 1

As in previous months, the transition to July is accompanied by a series of changes, which will have an impact on the daily life of French people and on their wallets."L'Obs" takes stock.

Unemployment benefits increased by 0.4%

Unemployment benefits are upgraded by 0.4% as of this Wednesday, July 1, said Unédic in a press release.or about 3 million people.

The unions disagree with this revaluation abstained from voting.The CFDT asked for a 1.2% increase in allowances based on the revaluation of the minimum wage (+1.2%), social minima (+0.9%) and the sharp increase in prices during containment.

This revaluation follows an increase already limited to 0.7% in 2019.

Tobacco prices up (and also down)

After an increase in March, from July 1, 2020, the prices of certain packets of cigarettes will once again increase by 10 or 20 cents, while others will fall.

For example, the Camel Shift package goes from 9.6 to 9.80 euros while the Winston Connect Red package goes from 9.5 to 9.40 euros.Price details are available online.A further increase is planned for November 1, 2020, in accordance with the Ministry of Health's plan to gradually increase the average price of a pack of cigarettes to € 10 by 2020 in order to encourage a reduction in tobacco consumption.

Introduction of a long-term partial unemployment scheme

The partial unemployment scheme, put in place by the government to help companies weakened by the coronavirus crisis, enters a new phase.not threatened will have the possibility of setting up a system of long-term partial unemployment called "reduced job retention".

Posted Date: 2020-07-14

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