This system exempt from taxes and social charges benefited 4 million French people in 2021 for an average amount of 506 euros.
It was to be a temporary boost, conceived during the yellow vests crisis and extended during the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, the exceptional purchasing power bonus, better known as the “Macron premium“, could well be made permanent and see its maximum amount increase if the outgoing president is re-elected.
“The real purchasing power is that which comes from work“, said Emmanuel Macron during his meeting on Saturday at La Défense Arena. “This is why as of this summer, I want to allow workers to receive a purchasing power bonus of up to 6,000 euros, without charge or tax.»
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