The State is preparing to pay some fifty euros to certain French people to compensate for the rise in the cost of public transport.
The government continues to multiply gestures to protect the purchasing power of the French. The Government would have budgeted a transport check, amounting to 50 euros, according to information revealed by the parisian. The Ministry of Transport, contacted by The Figarodeclares not “no comment on the announced measures” by the newspaper.
This economic aid would be intended for the most modest French, to participate in their daily transport costs. the parisian specifies that the cursor of the beneficiaries does not stop yet, but must go to the lower middle class, even higher. This targeting is consistent with recent statements by the government, which wants to turn the page on the “whatever is needed” and general aid for focus more on the French who need it most.
The check must be distributed directly by the State, without going through the regional level, which is nevertheless competent in terms of public transport. The president of the Île-de-France region also recently warned about likely increases in transportation costs on the Ile-de-France network. To remedy this, Valérie Pécresse summoned the State of reduce VAT from 10% to 5.5% on transport – a measure that would generate 150 million euros in savings for the region. “I felt a reluctance on the part of the government”, declared Valérie Pécresse after presenting this measure to the Prime Minister. And for cause.
The president of SNCF, Jean-Pierre Farandou, has also pointed out that the explosion in electricity prices in recent months will force the company to raise your prices, both on the TGV lines and on the regional lines, TER and Transilien. However, the check, for around fifty euros, should not affect users of national lines and, in particular, of high-speed lines.
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