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Background: What is Macron promises

More minimum wage, less taxes, bonuses for workers - the President of France, Macron has announced in his speech to the Nation in various measures. In part, what was already planned, already confirmed. An Overview.

minimum wage

Currently, the French minimum salary is for a full time job in 1185 Euro. For January, an increase of 21 euros was expected. In addition, a reduction in the wage should mean a tax increase of 23 euros. Now Macron has announced that the minimum salary will increase beginning in 2019 by € 100 per month. To be financed by the government.

tax-free Overtime

former French President Nicolas Sarkozy had introduced tax-free Overtime. As a result, employees were able to achieve a higher salary by working more. Sarkozy's successor, François Hollande, abolished the scheme. Macrons government had, in September 2019. Now Macron confirmed that workers have to contribute from next year, no taxes on Overtime.

Bonus at the end of the year

The French state pays for the poorest households in France, a Bonus at the end of the year. The payment is about 150 Euro per Person. Macron wants to use now to ensure that companies make Profit, their employees at the end of 2019 tax-free additional payments.


French pensioners received this year will be no higher pensions in the future. Some eight million pensioners were affected by a tax increase on retirement income. Macron said that he would prefer to leave work at the end of persons of tax relief benefit. The 2019 plan to raise taxes Macron moved back now for pensions that are below 2000 Euro.

tax cuts

The French government had already planned, the living, and payroll taxes cut in the next year to six billion euros. Macron has confirmed this project now.

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