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The government is considering a freeze on social benefits

The trade-offs are "imminent" but the abolition of family allowances for well-off households would have been abandoned. The choice is a bit of a puzzle. Alwa

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The government is considering a freeze on social benefits

The trade-offs are "imminent" but the abolition of family allowances for well-off households would have been abandoned.

The choice is a bit of a puzzle. Always in search of savings for its budget in 2019, the executive thought very seriously about not upgrading that part of certain social security benefits next year, according to Les Echos.

"The trade-offs are not rendered, but are imminent" on the subject, concedes to a government source at the newspaper. Remains to be seen what aid will be affected. And in this regard, the discussions seem to be long.

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According to the economic daily, the abolition of family allowances for households has been abandoned. The proposal is back on the table several times at the beginning of the summer and even before. In October 2017, the member LREM and general rapporteur of the committee on social Affairs, Olivier Véran, had already proposed to remove purely and simply the family benefits for the most affluent households, and why not, from 6 000 euros of monthly income net.

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The elected had not filed an amendment to that effect in the draft budget of the Secu for 2018, as indicated, then, The Parisian.

The abandonment of this track is not illogical. In 2015, François Hollande, the government had already introduced the degressivity of the allowances: households earning more than 6 085 euros net have seen their benefit divided by two, those earning more than 7 955 euros divided by four. At the time, this decision had already elicited a number of reactions.

"the program of The President be respected" (Darmanin)

The Income of active solidarity (RSA) enjoys his side to support weight in the person of Agnes Buzyn. On Thursday, The Express has revealed a note discovered in which it is apparent that the minister of Solidarity is mounted to the front with Matignon and the Elysée palace to ask to exclude it from the list of social benefits, the development of which will not follow that of consumer prices.

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The topic of social assistance had already done a lot to talk about at the end of the first half of 2018. Mainly when Emmanuel Macron regretted that they cost "a money crazy (...) while the poor people remain poor", but not only. Bruno Le Maire, minister of Economy, has also stated that there may be "legitimate to reduce the social policy on employment". Everything suggests that it should be the same at the start of the year. It is in any case suggested by the remarks made on this subject on Friday by Gérald Darmanin, minister of the public Accounts.

"The Prime minister will announce the budget in the next few days, but the program of the president of the Republic will be respected, including the upgrading of social benefits", has he said during a trip to Cognac.

gel "in the logic of the government" (Pierre Laurent)

as Well as the recalls The Echos, frost, or the under-indexation of benefits that are indexed to inflation, worth 190 billion euros in 2014, would achieve significant savings, while the increase in prices excluding tobacco expected in 2018 by the Insee amounted to 1.6 %.

On these 190 billion, there were in 2014, some 158 billion of basic retirement pensions, $ 24 billion family benefits, $ 11.5 billion pension disability pension, 11 billion of RSA, $ 9 billion allocation disabled adult (AAH), $ 2.7 billion of allowance of specific solidarity (ASS) paid to unemployed persons at the end of right.

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The topic has not failed to react to the opponents of the left. On France 2, the secretary-general of the PCF, Pierre Laurent, was considered "outrageous" this potential freeze, but "in the logic of the government". Interviewed in La Rochelle, where he participates in the meeting of the national Federation of elected socialists and republicans (FNESER), the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure was felt that such a freeze would be "a second CSG, which would be levied on small pensions". "They would lose a point of power purchase", he said.

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