The approach of summer vacation brings its share of changes. The daily ceiling for restaurant tickets is decreasing and new rules come into force for rental advertisements between individuals. If adopted by Parliament, the law on purchasing power also provides for several increases in social benefits. Some of these measures come into force on Friday July 1, others will take effect throughout the month. The new oil and coal boilers, it’s over New environmental standards exclude the installation of new heating or hot water production equipment running on oil or coal. This prohibition does not apply “in the event of the impossibility of using other sources of energy”, specifies the service-public site. A derogation will be possible, for example, when “the necessary work would be technically impossible or would contravene regulatory or legislative provisions relating to land rights or property rights”. Boilers already installed may, however, continue to be used, maintained and repaired. Financial aid, such as the MaPrimeRénov’ scheme, is planned to encourage their replacement. In addition, from July, it will be possible to accumulate an eco-loan at zero interest for a maximum amount of 30,000 euros to finance energy renovation work and MaPrimeRénov’. The procedure for changing surnames is simplified The law for changing surnames more easily comes into force on 1 July. Until now, the change of name was possible in certain cases, but the procedure was long, expensive and uncertain. From now on, an adult person will be able to change their name to take that of their mother, their father or both, if they did not already have them, by simple declaration to the civil registry. This simplified procedure will be possible “once in a lifetime”, adds the service-public site. No justification will be required. Before registering this change, the civil status will give the applicant one month of delay. At the end of this period, he will have to appear again at the town hall to confirm this decision. A parent may also add his name, for convenience, to that of his minor child, by informing the other parent. If the child is over 13, their consent will be required. On the other hand, the procedure for adopting a name other than that of the parents or for the francization of the family name, for example, remains unchanged. It will have to go through an approval from the Ministry of Justice, which can refuse it if it considers that the reasons given are insufficient. The ceiling for restaurant tickets goes back to 19 euros The daily ceiling for restaurant tickets goes from 38 to 19 euros on Friday. In 2020, the government had decided to double this ceiling to support the catering sector, in difficulty due to the health crisis. In addition, these titles will no longer be usable on weekends and public holidays. Social benefits and the index point for civil servants will be upgraded if the “purchasing power” law is adopted The bill on purchasing power, supposed to be presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday July 6 and examined in Parliament in the stride, plans to upgrade several social benefits. Subject to the adoption of the text, retirement and disability pensions under the basic schemes, the activity bonus, 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, should experience a 4% increase. A boost retroactive to July 1. The text also provides for a 3.5% increase in the value of the index point of the 5.5 million civil servants from July 1. This first thaw of the index point since February 2017 will represent a total cost of 7.5 billion euros, divided between the State and the communities, according to the government. The exit regime from the state of health emergency is coming to an end The exit regime from the state of health emergency will end on July 31, government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire confirmed in mid-June. This regime gives the Prime Minister the right to prohibit or restrict movement, gatherings and access to certain places. It is on this basis that the health pass is also based. The government is however working on a new text simply “to be able to remain vigilant at the place of the possible rise of the Covid-19” after July 31, said Olivia Grégoire. New rules govern rental advertisements between individuals From July 1, individuals offering accommodation for rent must specify several pieces of information on their rental advertisements. Non-professional landlords must mention the surface of the property in square meters of living space, whether it is furnished or not, the city, as well as the district for the cities concerned, the amount of the monthly rent and rental charges, the amount of the deposit of guarantee and the amount including taxes of the fees charged to the tenant when carrying out the inventory. A black box is installed on some new car models From July 6, new car models manufactured in the EU will have to be equipped with a black box to better understand the causes of a road accident. This small box records data provided by the vehicle such as speed, acceleration or braking phase, seat belt wearing, use of the turn signal, collision force, engine speed or inclination. of the vehicle 30 seconds before the accident and 10 seconds after the impact. This box does not record “any personal data on the driver or the passengers of the vehicle such as sounds and conversations inside the cabin”, assures the service-public site. Furthermore, the recorded data will only be used in the event of an accident.
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