Meal vouchers, name change, rentals between individuals… What changes on July 1st

At the beginning of each month its changes. On July 1, many things will change in our daily lives, starting with civil status procedures. Le Parisien lists what will change this Friday, July 1.

Back to normal for the restaurant ticket ceiling

The ceiling for daily use of restaurant vouchers will be back to 19 euros on July 1 and they can no longer be used on weekends and public holidays. The doubling of this ceiling to 38 euros and the authorization to use this means of payment also on weekends and public holidays had been decided at the end of the first confinement in 2020.

As the health crisis continued, the system had been renewed several times, the last of which was in February until June 30. “These measures have made it possible to revive consumption in restaurants” and “to accelerate the use of tickets saved by employees due to health restrictions”, according to Bercy. “Today, these two causes have died out” and “the stock of tickets has been exhausted”, the old tickets from 2021 having been replaced by tickets valid in 2022.

Easy name change

Thus, from this date, it will be possible to change your family name much more easily, by a simple declaration to the civil status, without having to formulate any justification. In accordance with the law of March 2, 2022 relating to the choice of the name resulting from filiation, “an adult person may choose to bear the name of his mother, his father or both”, indicates the site of the public service.

The so-called “emotional” reasons, for those wishing to give up the name of a violent, incestuous, absent parent or any other personal reason, are subject to the same procedures. Even if it makes the procedure much easier, the law will not open the possibility of taking any name: just that of the other parent.

Advertisements for rentals between individuals subject to obligations

Regarding rentals of accommodation between individuals, advertisements must now mention the amount of the rent as well as its possible supplement and the charges, the mention “area subject to rent control” if the accommodation in question is subject to it, the amount of the rent base and the increased reference rent and the furnished character of the rental.

The surface area of ​​the property, its precise location, the amount of the security deposit and the amount of taxes included in the fees payable by the tenant at the time of carrying out the inventory must also be specified in the advertisements. Still in the housing part, the ceiling on rents, which prohibits, except in exceptional circumstances, from renting a property above a certain price per square meter, comes into force in Montpellier. The metropolis of Hérault joins Paris, Lille, Lyon, Villeurbanne and 18 municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis which already applied this system. Bordeaux will follow in turn on July 15.

Change in the energy transition sector

From July 1, it will be possible to combine a zero-rate eco-loan for a maximum amount of 30,000 euros with MaPrimeRénov’, “to encourage the energy renovation of buildings”, underlines the public service site.

Still in the energy sector, new heating or hot water production equipment will have to comply with a greenhouse gas emissions ceiling of 300 gCO2eq/KWh PCI, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse. “This ceiling automatically excludes the installation of new equipment running on fuel oil and coal. However, existing facilities that exceed this emissions threshold will be able to continue to be used, maintained and repaired”, indicates the government.

4% boost to retirement pensions

As part of its “purchasing power” bill, the government has announced that it wants to give a 4% boost to retirement and disability pensions under the basic schemes, as well as to family benefits and social minima . The active solidarity income (RSA), the allowance for disabled adults (AAH) and the solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa) are concerned. These increases, intended to help households in the face of inflation, must however still be ratified by Parliament through two pieces of legislation, including an amending finance law. Once voted, they should have retroactive effect to July 1.

Clearer fees in life insurance

As of July 1, the costs of life insurance contracts and retirement savings plans (PER) will be more transparent. The standardized table bringing together all the costs of these contracts, mandatory since June 1, will be enriched with a new column adding contract costs and unit-linked (UA) costs, allowing better readability and comparison between these products. saving.

Life insurance is by far the first investment of the French in amount. They save around 1,850 billion euros, according to the latest figures provided by the professional union France Assureurs. The outstanding amount of retirement savings plans (PER), a product launched in 2019 as part of the Pacte law, reached around 40 billion euros.

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