Inflation continues to rise in France, and does not seem ready to slow down. Many solutions such as food vouchers, salary increases or lower VAT on certain products have been mentioned. But are they really effective?
According to the latest INSEE estimates, inflation should reach 5.4% over one year in June, while economic growth will remain modest in the second quarter. This means that prices could continue to rise, weighing on the purchasing power of French people.
Indeed, the rise in prices affects a variety of everyday products, which should have repercussions on many households. Beyond energy, it is products such as cereals, meat, oil, coffee, or tomatoes that are concerned.
How to counter this phenomenon, so that the French can maintain their purchasing power. Several possible solutions have been discussed recently: an “energy” or “food” check, a tariff shield, an increase in wages, a reduction in VAT, or even its abolition on a certain number of products.
Among them, how to distinguish false good ideas from effective measures?
Join us to talk about it tonight:
Matthew PlaneEconomist at the OFCE
Pascale HebelEconomist, consumer specialist
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