Inflation continues to strangle the French. In response, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Wednesday that from the beginning of January a fuel allowance of 100 euros for the whole of 2023 would be released for the 10 million most “workers”. modest.
“We are going to set up a fuel allowance for modest French people who need their car to go to work, so it’s 100 euros for about half of households, it represents a discount of around 10 cents per litre” at the pump, said the head of government on RTL. This device will have an envelope of around 1 billion euros, according to Elisabeth Borne.
End of life discounts
Prices at the pump have been on a downward trend since the middle of October. In mid-November, they rose temporarily after the fall in rebates from the State and TotalEnergies on a liter of fuel. Now 10 cents each, they will remain in effect until December 31.
In 2022, the fuel rebate will have cost the State 8 billion euros, or “the equivalent of the budget of the Ministry of Justice”, underlined the Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal.