How to calm yellow fever? This question was answered by Edouard Philippe. The prime minister has just announced the freezing of tax increases to facilitate the conflict with the yellow jackets before holding a large local consultation on the transition of the executive to be held from December 15th to March 1st.
The three tax measures that would have come into force on 1 January – the increase of the carbon tax on petrol, fuel oil and diesel, the convergence of gas oil taxation with that of gasoline and the increase of diesel oil to professionals – will be suspended for six months.
Moratorium on the new technical control
The second announcement concerns gas and electricity. Edouard Philippe has just announced that the rates will not increase during the winter. This block is aimed primarily at the regulated electricity tariffs for which, under the energy code, the energy regulator (CRE) was to propose to the government in February 2019 an "initial adjustment". year ", which would have led to a probable increase.
The last announcement made by the Prime Minister: the government will suspend in "a preoccupation of pacification" the new modalities of the technical control. "I have been concerned about the methods of technical control, which complicate and make it more expensive, I suspend this measure for a period of six months, to find the right adjustments," said Philippe.