An announcement expected and made this Thursday morning by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.

The fuel allowance for low-income workers and heavy commuters will be implemented on October 1 and will replace the 18-cent rebate which will gradually disappear by the end of the year.

“We are going to do it very gradually but at the end of the year there will be no more fuel discount, and from October 1, in any case this is the proposal we are making, we are setting up this fuel allowance. for the workers", declared the minister on Europe 1. Bercy specified that the government's plan was to initially reduce the discount on fuel from 18 to 12 cents, then to 6 cents, before stopping it completely .

Requested by simple declaration

More targeted, the new workers' fuel allowance can be requested by simple declaration on the site of the general directorate of public finances, specified the minister, adding that if "your home and your place of work are very far away or that you are for example itinerant because you are a nursing assistant, you declare that you are a heavy roller and you will have additional compensation, ”added Bruno Le Maire.

Bruno Le Maire announces the end of the rebate of 18 cents in favor of the fuel allowance: "The inflationary peak should decrease by 2023. We now need to move on to temporary and targeted measures: supporting those who work" # Europe1 pic.twitter.com/kZWLWS9CQG

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The goal, according to the minister, is to cover “virtually all of your additional fuel costs” incurred due to the rise in oil prices since the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

He further indicated that the current rebate of 18 centimes per liter of fuel cost 800 million euros per month while the new device would cost only 2 billion euros per year.

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