, 25 August 2018, amended at
August 25, 2018
Complicated access for the government. Although growth looks slower than expected in 2019, the government must decide on budgetary issues. In the JDD, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presents the arbitrations decided by the executive. He announced that various government subsidies should stop following the pace of inflation. It also plans to launch the reform of the desocialization of overtime by 2019. the JDD You summarize the prime announcements of the Prime Minister.
1) The increase in pensions will no longer be indexed to inflation
Edouard Philippe assures him in the JDD : "No social benefits will be reduced". However, some benefits will increase very little. This is the case for personalized housing assistance (APL), family allowances and old age pensions. They will increase by 0.3% per annum in 2019 and 2020, which is a priori much less than inflation (1.6% in 2018, according to the latest INSEE projections). Edouard Philippe wants to point out that "the benefits that our most vulnerable citizens will benefit, such as the RSA, will increase in accordance with the law." Some will even be very significant: the activity bonus, the minimum age, the allowance for disabled adults, "he says.
We start from a policy that breaks with the undifferentiated increase in benefits
This new fiscal policy will not fail to respond, but Edouard Philippe remains in his shoes: "We start from a policy of transformation and control of expenses that privileges, I repeat, the compensation of activity and which breaks with the undifferentiated increase of benefits, it will make our country more prosperous through a return to activity and a better reward for work. "
2) The desocialization of overtime from 2019
The reform will be advanced by one year. Edouard Philippe announces that the government intends to abolish employee contributions to overtime, both in private and in public, with effect from 1 September 2019. "For a person paid to the customer, this measure will on average represent more than 200 euros per year", calculates Edouard Philippe. "We want the French to go back to work, that work pays off and that it keeps getting better." This is the meaning of our action, "he explains.
3) 4,500 public service posts eliminated in 2019
After 1,600 posts this year, Edouard Philippe announces that the government is planning 4,500 job losses in 2019. Far from the 50,000 that was announced by Emmanuel Macron during the five-year period. "This is because I do not believe in the planer's strategy," said Edouard Philippe, "the reduction in the number of civil servants is not the foundation, but the result of a transformation of public action that is gaining momentum in the course of time." You can already tell us that the figure in 2020 will be more than 10,000. "In 2019, the cutbacks will be focused on the Ministry of Finance, the public broadcaster and the external network of the state. "But there will also be recruitments, Edouard Philippe will take care of more than 2,000 additional agents at the police, the gendarmerie and the DGSI, 1,300 in front of the judge – because they are priorities."
4) Further reduction of subsidized contracts
The Prime Minister confirms that the government will continue to reduce the number of subsidized contracts. "We will continue the action: we want to transform public action by reducing the funding of policies that are not effective, for example on housing or subsidized contracts, most of which do not make it possible to find a job afterwards." he out.
5) The companies do not have to pay part of the paid fees in case of sick leave
According to information from Echoesthe government wanted companies to pay four days a day for work interruptions of less than eight days. A hypothesis that stimulated the anger of employers, Medef and CPME, against the negative effects on productivity. In the JDDEdouard Philippe declares that he "rejects the hypothesis of a brutal transfer rate to companies".
"We have taken a lot of measures to encourage business activities and investments, we will not send a counter message, but I repeat that we need to find a way to manage these expenses," he notes. . "The problem of sick leave is considerable: every year just over 10 billion euros are spent on the compensation of arrested employees, and this volume grows by more than 4% per year. Compensation days went from 11 to 12 per year and per employee in the private sector, as if our country had introduced an extra holiday! ", the prime minister worries.
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