Decision not yet made
The decision to pay help for “high rollers” from the start of the school year to help them pay for their fuel has not yet been decided and “several scenarios” are on the table, the Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher said on Friday.
Stating that the project was still in the discussion phase, she added that several scenarios were on the table, with the objective of being able to pay very quickly. This point constituting “one of the challenges” according to the minister, speaking on RMC radio.
Money in the account as early as September or October
“You have to be able to have the money in your bank account from September or October, because if we tell you it’s great, there is a large wheeler device, but it’s in March or next April. , I think that it will not correspond to the needs of French people”, also estimated the minister.
A big wheeler device to succeed the 18 cents discount
The government has decided to extend in metropolitan France, and this, at least until the end of August, the fuel discount of 18 cents introduced since April 1. A “big wheels” device should succeed it at the start of the school year.
“It is quite the discussion that is on the table, it is to know if we make this aid big rollers, if we extend the 18 cents, if we extinguish the 18 cents, in what way, on what date? “said the Minister, also referring to the mileage scale, a recently upgraded device that allows taxed households to deduct part of their fuel expenses as business expenses.
Consultation with trade unions and companies
The government is at the “consultation” stage with trade unions and business representatives, said the minister, adding that she would like a discussion that takes into account “other purchasing power measures”, such as the increase in pensions, for example.
“To put the right answer on fuel, we must also integrate all the other means by which we are going to allow the French to increase their purchasing power”, concluded Ms. Pannier-Runacher, for whom “it would be stupid to treat each subject in a disconnected way: the purchasing power of the French is basically what they have in their bank account, which allows them to cope with the increases”.
Aid for heavy rollers is struggling to see the light of day. The Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher thus indicated on Friday that the government did not yet have a clear position on the terms of the financial support it wishes to grant.