gas Prices, price of tobacco, rent, equipment, scooters electric... The beginning of the summer period is marked by many regulatory changes.
Energy, finance, housing, leisure facilities,... In many areas, developments are to be expected from this 1st July. You you heat with gas ? You can sell or rent a property in Paris ? You can travel by scooter electric ? You are having difficulties paying your rent because of Covid-19 ? So, your pencils and calculators.
The fall in the price of gas, it is (almost) finished
The decline in the price of natural gas continues at the 1st of July. But the reduction of the bill is this month, quite insignificant as it is limited, in average, to 0.3%. In the aggregate, the regulated tariffs for gas have decreased by over 25% since the beginning of the year 2019. In theory, the decline could be much larger, and reach 5.1 percent. But this decline is very important would then have been followed, at the end of the year, a new very high increase.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
To avoid these effects of roller coasters, the Commission of energy regulation has given its approval to a smoothing of the price on the second part of the year 2020. Result, the price of gas down slightly in the month of July for... increase more weakly then. But as if to prepare it : from August 2020 to January 2021, the price will be rising...
fee capped for the PEA
Good news, this month of July is marked by the reduction and the capping of certain bank fees on the savings plans in shares (PEA) and a savings plan in shares for the financing of SMES and ETI (PEA-PME). This is one of the effects of the law on the growth and transformation of businesses, called the law Covenant. This framing of taris regarding opening fee, account maintenance, transaction and transfer.
examples ? The cost of opening a PEA are now limited to 10 euros and account maintenance fees are capped at 0.4% of the value of the securities or the cash value of the contract. The transaction fee will be 0?5% of the amount of the transaction if they are made online, and 1.2% otherwise. As for the transfer fee of a PEA at another institution, they will be 15 euros per line of titles (compared to 100 euros on average today), in the limit of 150 euros.
Attention to the radio !
Now, all the radio equipment that may be used in the vicinity of the human body (up to 20 cm) must display their index of specific absorption rate (SAR). This new regulation concerns, in particular, tablets, watches connected, or toys, radio-controlled. Up to now, this obligation to display was required only to mobile phones.
The values limits of the SAR are today of 2 W/kg (watts per kilogram) for the head and trunk and 4 W/kg for members. An indication useless ? Not so sure ! In an opinion issued in late 2019, the national Agency health safety of food, environment and labour (Anses) was reminded that some of the expert reports highlight adverse biological effects on the brain in case of exposure to a SAR level higher than 2 W/kg...
increases (and some decreases) for tobacco
Smoking, laughing, smoking, crying... In this 1st of July, most of the price of the packs of cigarettes remain unaffected. But some brands see their rates increase 10 or 20 cents when others appear, on the contrary, decreased. In the first category, we find the Camel Shift, the Fortuna red, or the News Classic Red, in the second the Winston Connect the Blue (or Red) or the Royal by Davidoff Evolved Blue (or Red).
But this month, the vast majority of the increases relate to the tobacco to roll, tobacco, shisha, cigars and cigarillos. Are you looking for clarification on a particular brand ? Then it does not remain you more that to peel the very long table published by the directorate general of customs and indirect duties, which list the changes in the prices of all the brands marketed in France.
In Paris, rents are still framed
You rent a furnished accommodation or unfurnished in Paris ? Whether you are a landlord or tenant, be aware that the new fee structure for regulating the rents will apply from the beginning of the month of July. But be careful, are only concerned with the decree of June 4, 2020 that the leases were newly signed. As before, the price per square meter (living space) take into account the geographical area, the number of parts and the time of construction of the dwelling.
it is Impossible to specify here the innumerable rents of reference that apply in the various districts. For more information on the price that applies to your apartment, the easiest way is to visit our interactive map made for you by the Prefecture of the Region Ile-de-France and the ministry of territorial Cohesion.
statutory interest rate down
from 1st July, new interest rates legal, valid throughout the second half of 2020, apply. These rates are used to calculate the amounts owed to a creditor in case of late payment, particularly in banking, debt, credit, divorce or between individuals or professionals.
Determined by a stopé dated June 15, 2020, these rates appear slightly lower. The legal interest rate is now fixed at 3.11% for individuals (against 3.15 per cent previously), and to 0.84% (compared with 0.87% before) for professionals.
Attention, if you ride scooter electric, be aware that new equipment is now mandatory on your machine. It must therefore have a standlight front and rear, devices, retro-reflective (reflectors), an efficient braking system and a horn audible at 50 meters. Contained in the decree of 23 October on the regulation of the gear shift staff, these new provisions also apply to segways, monoroues and other hoverboards...
assistance of 150 euros to pay for his housing
The unemployed and private employees face a drop in their income of at least 15% due to the sanitary crisis can take advantage of an exceptional assistance to deal with unpaid rent, the expenses related to their accommodation or the reimbursement of their loan. An amount of 150 euros per month, two-month maximum, this boost was put in place by Action housing.
eligibility requirements apply to benefit from it. The device is especially reserved for those who earn less than 1.5 minimum wage, and that bear charges of housing representing 40% of their monthly net income. To make your application, you need to log-on to the digital platform created for the occasion, which has been operational since the 30 June. Do not delay too much, the envelope is available for this operation is limited...
End of winter break
Originally scheduled for 1 April, the end of the winter break has been extended twice - until 31 may, and then until the 10th of July - because of a health crisis of the Covid-19. But this time, not again respite. From the 11th of July, owners, donors will be able to expel them from their dwellings the tenants deadbeats.
The beginning balances carried forward
Initially planned for 24 June, the start of the summer sale has been pushed back to Wednesday 15 July. A measure taken by Bercy, to take account of extreme difficulties encountered by the traders due to the health crisis. A duration of four weeks, the balances will end on Tuesday, August 11, in the evening in all departments of metropolitan France, and in Mayotte, Guyana, and Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon. Dates that also apply to online commerce or distance selling, regardless of the location of the headquarters of the company.
In other territories ultramarins, the balances is spread also over four weeks. But their opening date is different from one island to the other. They will start on 5 September at The Meeting on 26 September in Guadeloupe, the 1st of October in Martinique and on 10 October in Saint-Barthélémy and Saint-Martin.