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On Thursday, the government announced that aid for people who take their cars to work will replace the general discount of 18 cents on the price of a liter of fuel in October, which will gradually decrease and then end definitively in December.

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire wants “middle classes” to benefit from targeted fuel aid that will replace the tariff shield on energy prices next year, and the French who are eligible will be notified via text message, he said on Sunday. an interview with LCI.

“It is important to help the middle classes who work, who make the nation go around, to put it simply, and who have no choice but to take the car to go to work”, pleaded the minister on the sidelines of the Economy. Aix-en-Provence.

“I will be very careful that even these middle classes, who sometimes stick out their tongues because fuel increases, which increases everything, can continue to work: they are the strength of the nation, they make businesses and factories work. administrations “, specified the minister.

“It’s a really good political debate”

“A woman who is alone with two children, who receives 3,000 euros of income a month, has a substantial income: for me she must be entitled to this help,” she said as an example.

“A couple who has two children and each of whom earns 1800 euros, or 3600 euros with two children, is already an important level of income but not very high, it is the middle class: for me this family – there must be a right to this compensation, ”he continued.

“I do not want to anticipate the debate, this is the proposal I am making. After that, of course, I am open, in the National Assembly, to discuss this matter with the parliamentarians”, he added. “It’s a really nice political debate: who do we help, at what level, for what purpose?”

Eligible French people notified by SMS

Furthermore, the Minister of Economy has promised a “simple” device: “on the website of the Directorate-General for Public Finance, register your car (…) and receive this allowance”, he declared.

“We will also do something completely new: it is the Directorate General of Public Finance, at my request, that will send text messages, send e-mails to the people who are entitled to this allowance,” he said. “We will take a proactive approach,” she concluded.

On Thursday, the government announced that targeted aid to people driving their cars to work will replace the general discount of 18 cents on the price of a liter of fuel in October, which will gradually decline and finally end in December.


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