Meal vouchers, oil-fired boilers, easy name change… What changes on July 1

Meal vouchers, oil-fired boilers, easy name change… What changes on July 1

Increase in certain social benefits, end of oil and coal-fired boilers, lowering of the ceiling for meal vouchers… As at the beginning of each month, many changes and new deadlines will come into effect on 1er July 2022.

Overview of all the new features planned from this Friday.

Easy name change

From this 1er July 2022, changing your name will be (much) easier. As indicated by the Public Service on its site, it will indeed be possible to change your surname by simple declaration to the civil registry.

An adult person can thus choose to bear the name of his mother, his father or both. This procedure will be possible once in a lifetime. “A parent may also add their name, for convenience, to that of their child, by informing the other parent. If the child is over 13, their consent will be required.details the Public Service website.

To help you see more clearly, the Ministry of Justice has published an explanatory circular, giving examples of different situations, which can be consulted via this link.

The ceiling for restaurant tickets goes back to 19 euros

The ceiling of €38 for restaurant tickets is over! This emergency measure, taken in June 2020 to help restaurateurs fight the Covid-19 pandemic, will end on June 30, 2022, the Ministry of the Economy said.

In concrete terms, the daily payment ceiling for restaurant vouchers will drop to €19, compared to €38 currently. At 1er July 2022, employees will therefore only be able to pay €19 per day via this means of payment, including in restaurants. Their usage “Will also no longer be possible on weekends and public holidays”.

The end of oil and coal boilers

From this 1er July, old oil-fired boilers that break down can no longer be replaced. For “reduce greenhouse gas emissions”the installation of heating or hot water production equipment running on fuel oil will indeed be prohibited from this Friday, “except in the event of the impossibility of using other sources of energy”notes the Public Service website.

Devices already installed may however “continue to be used, maintained and repaired, but financial aid of up to €11,000 is planned to encourage their replacement”.

New equipment installed for heating or hot water production in residential or professional buildings, new or existing, must comply with a greenhouse gas emissions ceiling, “which excludes the installation of new equipment running on fuel oil or coal, the combustion of which exceeds this CO2 emissions threshold, or any device using another source of energy and whose performance does not respect it. not “details the Public Service website.

The speaking clock’s farewell

The “Talking Clock”, the world’s first automated system of its kind to give French legal time via a telephone call, will be shut down on 1er July, for lack of sufficient users in the digital age… to the great displeasure of the most nostalgic.

Born in 1933, the “Talking Clock” is an invention of Ernest Esclangon, astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory.

Accessible throughout the territory via 3699, this nearly century-old service was provided by Orange, heir to the incumbent telecommunications operator. In 1991, a dedicated infrastructure was built, in partnership with the Observatory, to ensure the dissemination of legal time in France with a time precision of around 10 milliseconds.

The discontinuation of this historic service is the consequence of the “planned end of life” equipment essential to its operation, and above all “the steady and significant decline” the number of calls to 3699, billed at 1.50 euro plus the price of a call for its last hours of existence.

Increase in certain social benefits

To help French households cope with inflation, the government will propose a 4% increase in a host of social benefits in its future “purchasing power” bill.

This boost should be retroactive to 1er July and would concern, as already announced, retirement and disability pensions under the basic schemes, but also family benefits and social minima, including the active solidarity income (RSA), the allowance for disabled adults (AAH) and the solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa).

This boost also concerns housing aid (APL), which will be increased by 3.5% in order to “protect those who have the greatest difficulties”announced the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, Monday, June 27 on RMC-BFMTV.

This system is valued at 7 billion euros by the end of 2022 and at 8 billion euros until April 2023.

Enhanced aid for energy renovation

From 1er July, it will be possible to accumulate a zero-rate eco-loan (eco-PTZ) for a maximum amount of €30,000 to finance the cost of energy renovation work not covered by MaPrimeRénov’ subsidy for the financing of the same work, and by other aid obtained to pay for this work.

Only banks that have signed an agreement with the State will be able to issue this subsidized loan. The conditions of this accumulation are specified in a decree dated March 30, 2022 which can be consulted here.

The ecological bonus maintained

The ecological bonus paid on the purchase of an electric or hybrid car will be maintained at a maximum of 6,000 euros beyond the 1er July, said the daily The echoes Tuesday, June 28, emphasizing that a decree on the subject is in preparation.

This bonus intended to encourage sales of new vehicles with low greenhouse gas emissions, which warm the atmosphere, had risen to 7,000 euros the day after the first confinement in March 2020, before being set at 6,000. euros.

Ugly “was to drop from 1,000 euros to 5,000 euros on the 1er July. Eventually, it will be nothing.”says the newspaper citing ” the government “ as source.

New obligations for advertisements of properties for rent

You are an individual and you want to rent out a property? From 1er July, “As a non-professional lessor, you must mention certain information on your ad”tells us the Public Service website.

Concretely, and whatever the medium used, non-professional landlords must imperatively indicate on their rental advertisements, from the 1er July: the amount of the monthly rent (and, if applicable, the additional rent), the amount of rental charges or recoverable charges and the terms of payment for these charges.

If the accommodation is located in an area governed by a rent control system, mention “area subject to rent control”the owner of the property must also indicate the amount of the increased reference rent preceded by the mention “increased reference rent (base rent not to be exceeded)”the amount of the basic rent preceded by the mention “base rent” and, where applicable, the amount of the additional rent required preceded by the mention “rent supplement”.

In addition, the announcement must also include the amount of the security deposit that may be required, the furnished nature of the rental, the amount of taxes included in the fees payable by the tenant when carrying out the inventory, the municipality and, if applicable, the borough in which the rental property is located.

Finally, the advertisement must mention the surface of the rented property in square meters of living space.

Meal vouchers, oil-fired boilers, easy name change… What changes on July 1