Changes in France on July 1st 2011
The change in the legal age of retirement from 60 to 62 years will will be implemented gradually from 1 July 2011.
The SNCF has announced an increase in ticket prices on Intercity trains,
From 1 July 2011, the price of postage stamps for letters under 20 grams will increase from 58 to 60 cents.
Stamp Price changes
Electricity tariffs will increase by 2.9% on 1 July 2011.
Electricity price changes
Eurotariffs on mobile phones
From 1 July 2011, the maximum mobile phone Eurotariff for calls made from country to country within the European Union (EU) is 0.35 euro, and 0.11 euro for domestic calls.
Mobile phone charges
L’Unédic has decided to upgrade unemployment benefit by 1,5 % from 1st July 2011.
Unédic – Allocations chômage
Bank charges (+ notification of overdraft facilities if offered), must now be calcutatied monthly and appear on monthly statements.Up until now, many banks have taken off charges termy or yearly without prior warning or consultation
Fédération bancaire française – Frais bancaires
More environmentally friendly labelling of products
Information must be given on over 1 000 products, telling conumers of their impact on the environment.