Decrease in family allowances: what are the savings?

Decrease in family allowances: what are the savings?

On the plateau, Magali Boissin takes stock of the savings that the State will achieve with this reduction in family allowances.

Decrease in family allowances: what are the savings?

Since Wednesday, August 5, family allowances for nearly 500,000 households will be revised downwards. For the state, the idea is to save money. “Very significant savings for social security: 400 million euros as of today, until the end of 2015. Double, 800 million euros, for the whole of 2016”, details in Magali Boissin tray.

For the first time, family benefits will fall by 1.1% this year, “But that is not enough to make up for the deficit of the ‘family’ branch of social security which is still two billion euros”, nuance the journalist of France 2.

Wealthy families penalized

The government should not make any further such announcements because “It has already made a lot of contributions to the wealthiest families with family allowances of course, but also with the drop in the family quotient and the drop in childcare assistance”, continues Magali Boissin before pointing out that all of these measures penalized 3.2 million families for whom income fell by 67 euros.