Gas, teleworking, meal vouchers, tobacco, Netflix … Everything that changes on September 1

This Wednesday, September 1, on the eve of the start of the school year, several changes that will have an impact on your wallet should be taken into account.

Increase in gas prices

Engie’s regulated tariffs excluding tax will increase from September 1 by 8.7% compared to the scale in force applicable since August 1, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced on Friday.

This increase is 2.7% for customers who use gas for cooking, 5.5% for those who have dual use, cooking and hot water, and 9.0% for homes that heat themselves on the stove. gas, says CRE in a press release, relayed by Reuters.

Entry into force of the teleworking agreement for civil servants

A novelty for employees who telework. Concluded in July, the first agreement on teleworking in the public service comes into force on September 1. “From 1is September 2021, public officials will be able, at their request and with the authorization of their employer, to telework for a maximum of 3 days per week for a full time “, indicates the site of the public service.

Regarding compensation, “the agreement provides for lump sum compensation for teleworking costs of € 2.5 per day of teleworking, up to an annual amount of € 220. Compensation will be paid quarterly.”

Partial activity: reduction in the allowance for companies

The device which allowed companies to put its employees in partial activity, against compensation to avoid a wave of closures due to the coronavirus crisis, is experiencing a new change from September 1.

Thus, after two consecutive reductions in July and then in August, the allocation rate for companies in protected sectors is now set at 36% gross hourly compensation, indicates Bercy. Employee compensation is not affected and remains at 84% of net compensation.

Meal vouchers: the doubled ceiling extended for six months

The doubling of the daily ceiling for meal vouchers used in restaurants, from 19 euros to 38 euros to support the sector’s activity in the midst of the Covid-19 health crisis, is extended by six months. It was scheduled to end on August 31 and will ultimately be in effect until February 28, 2022., announced Bercy this Tuesday, August 24.

Read also – Restaurant vouchers: good news for employees, the ceiling maintained at 38 euros after August 31

Note all the same thatAs of September 1, 2021, 2020 meal vouchers will no longer be valid. Expired and unused tickets can be exchanged for free until September 15. To do this, it will suffice to return them to your employer, in exchange for 2021 meal vouchers valid until January or February 2022.

Pass’sport: new aid for a sports start

If you are a parent of a young person between 6 and 18 years old and eligible for the back-to-school allowance, the allowance for minors with disabilities or the allowance for disabled adults for 16-18 year olds, you might be interested in this feature.

This is aid in the form ofa reduction of 50 euros for any registration in a sports club at the start of the 2021 school year. In the second half of August, eligible families must have received the Pass’Sport by post. They will then have to present this letter to the sports clubs of their choice and to volunteers in the network.

Read also – Back to school 2021: how to benefit from the Pass’Sport, this help to register your children in a sports club

Slight decrease in the price of some packs of cigarettes

Once is not customary, the prices of certain packs of cigarettes will experience a slight drop as of September 1st. Decreases generally between 10 and 20 cents. The blue and red Lucky Strike package as well as the blue Gauloises Blonde and the Red News all go from 10 to 9.90 euros. The Camel Filters and Essentials will now be sold for 10 euros, showing a decrease of 20 cents.

Netflix price increase

Addicted to Netflix, the prices of the main VOD platform are increasing. If for any new subscription, the new tariffs in force have already been in effect since August, the increase will be felt for subscribers when they next charge, for the most part in September, indicates Numérama.

This increase represents a price increase of 1 to 2 euros and concerns all the formulas offered by the platform.

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