a payment of 100 euros per confirmed household for the nine million poorest

Government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire confirmed the implementation of this payment for the next school year.

Government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire confirmed on Wednesday the government’s wish to pay “emergency food aid” of 100 euros per household and 50 euros per child, in favor of the nine million poorest households.

“We hope to find points of agreement with the opposition,” she said during a trip to La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, near Nantes.

In the form of a bank transfer, this aid can be spent by the beneficiaries as they see fit. Nothing obliges them to use this sum to do their shopping.

It is therefore not a question of the long-awaited “food voucher”, which should arrive in 2023. The reasons for this delay would be “technical”, assured Minister Bruno Le Maire in early June. The government is still working on it. It will be “a more qualitative food check to access organic, fresh and local products”, confirmed Olivia Grégoire.

Purchasing power support measures

The purchasing power bill should be presented on July 6 in the Council of Ministers.

“We have already committed 25 billion euros since October to these support measures for the French and we will put roughly the same amount in the coming months”, underlined Olivia Grégoire, also saying that she hoped put in place “at the start of the school year a specific device for large riders who are obliged to take their car to go to work”.

“While inflation is galloping, we must not go at a trot on these subjects and we hope that the opposition will follow us”, enjoined Olivia Grégoire. “We are coming to the peak of inflation. The good news is that it should then come down, probably towards the end of the year and the beginning of next year.”

The government had already announced to extend at least until the end of August the fuel discount of 18 cents (in mainland France), introduced since April 1.

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