Unemployment insurance, booklet A, Covid-19 isolation… What will change on 1 February 2023


Source: State Information Service

Published 31/01/2023

Here’s what’s changing from this Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Expansion of the electricity tariff screen

The extension in 2023 of the tariff shield includes, from 1 February, i.a. a limited increase in electricity tariffs of 15% for households, small businesses and small municipalities.

Increasing the speed of booklet A

As announced by the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, Bruno Le Maire, the rate for passbook A will go from 2 to 3% on 1 February 2023.

The Sustainable and Solidarity Development Booklet (LDDS) will also benefit from this 3% increase. The rate on the popular savings account when it will be 6.1%.

Reform of the unemployment insurance fund

The A cashier form, which applies from 1 February 2023, unemployment benefits vary according to the state of the labor market.

The aim is to make the system more responsive to economic conditions : encourage jobseekers more to find a job when job opportunities are plentiful and protect them more when they become less.

From 1 February this new system comes into effect:
the duration of the compensation for new jobseekers is reduced by 25%, while still longer than 6 months.

Due to their specific economic situation, the reform will not apply in the overseas departments.

In a “favorable epidemic context”, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced several changes to take effect on 1 February 2023:

  • ending demeaning work stoppages without a waiting day for people who have tested positive for Covid-19;
  • ending the systematic isolation of positive cases and conducting a test after two days for their contacts;
  • end of follow-up of contact cases via The Covid contact service, which is administered by Sygesikringen.

Energy renovation

To continue energy savings in homesthe government strengthens the budget for the “MaprimeRénov” scheme.

From 1 February:

  • the ceiling for work under MaPrimeRénov condominiums is raised from 15,000 euros to 25,000 euros, and the individual premiums paid to households with very modest and modest incomes are doubled to 3,000 euros and 1,500 euros;
  • the ceiling for work under MaPrimeRénov’ Sérénité is raised from 30,000 euros to 35,000 euros;
  • the “global renovation” packages for households with intermediate and higher resources are increased to 10,000 euros and 5,000 euros.

The success of MaPrimeRénov’

According to the National Housing Agency (ANAH), responsible for MaPrimeRénov’s distribution, 670,000 energy renovations took place in 2022 for 3.1 billion euros in aid distributed.

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