A new series of measures in favor of the purchasing power of the French have just been voted, around 3 a.m. on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in the National Assembly, after four days of sometimes chaotic discussions.
This was indeed the stated priority of the government of Elisabeth Borne: to give households a little financial slack, in the face of unprecedented inflation. Will the promise be kept?
A first bill on purchasing power has already been adopted by deputies last Thursday. It provides for a whole series of measures aimed at helping households in the face of inflation, and requires “a budgetary effort of 8 billion euros from the public authorities, spread over 2022 and 2023”, specify the rapporteurs of the text. After hours of sometimes heated debate, the bill was adopted by the National Assembly, with 341 votes to 116 (21 abstentions).
Here is what it provides, among other things:
This first bill must now be discussed in the Senate, and could be applied from the start of the school year.
But it will not be enough to stem the growing inflation and the galley in which many households now find themselves.
The hemicycle thus considered, this week, a second bill on purchasing power, this time aiming to “correct upwards or downwards the expenditure and revenue provided for in the initial finance law, and in particular the budget of the measures for the purchasing power”, specifies the site actu.fr.
The text was voted on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, there too, after long debates and some setbacks, with 293 votes against 146 (17 abstentions).
Discover in our slideshow the measures that have been adopted and how they are likely to impact you from the start of the school year, if the project passes the test of the Senate.