FINANCIAL AID: Elisabeth Borne wanted bakers to also be able to “spread out” the energy bills for the first months of the year
A little respite for bakers hit hard by rising energy prices. Elisabeth Borne announced on Tuesday that they will be able to “request the deferral of the payment of their taxes and social security contributions” to relieve their cash flow.
The head of government also wished on France Info that the bakers, who must be received at Bercy in the morning, could also “spread out” the energy bills for the first months of the year “to get through this difficult time in terms of cash flow”. Beyond that, the Prime Minister assured that the prefectures would be mobilized to study the difficulties that would remain “on a case-by-case basis”.
“Overall, with these various aids, we cover around 40% of the electricity bill,” she said, also regretting that most of the aid in place is “not sufficiently known” to companies. The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire and the Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Olivia Grégoire are to bring together representatives of the bakery sector “to discuss the consequences of the energy crisis”. President Emmanuel Macron will also receive bakers on Thursday, during the traditional galette des rois ceremony at the Elysée.