New laws and changes in France: August 2020



Households can get € 150 in state aid to install a greener and smarter home heating thermostat. The easiest way to take advantage of this is to have it installed by an RGE certified company (see Available for all homes.

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Gas tariffs

Regulated gas prices – at rates set by the state – are “smoothed” to avoid abrupt changes for customers. In July, they would have fallen 5.1% from June if they were based on corporate wholesale prices, which have been low due to Covid-19. They fell 0.3% to avoid a sharp increase in winter.

Price of cigarettes

Many brands of cigarettes have increased their prices by 10 to 20 cents, linked to the increase in taxes aimed at …


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