Restaurant tickets: new rules of use planned for the start of the school year, according to UFC-Que Choisir

From the start of the school year, big changes are to be expected in restaurant tickets. Employees will have to adapt to new rules of use. The UFC-Que Choisir has also given more information on the latter.

A ceiling that will reach 25 euros

Since the beginning of August, the government has adopted the purchasing power law. The latter also highlighted the brand new rules of use about meal tickets.

From September 1, things will change for the better. As confirmed by UFC-Que Choisir, the government has decided to facilitate the use of restaurant tickets for food purchases.

On the other hand, the French are finding it increasingly difficult to follow all the changes concerning restaurant tickets. And for good reason, the ceiling of the latter are constantly being modified.

At the start of the health crisis, the amount was 38 euros. It fell on July 1st with an amount of 19 euros. And will know a new increase from September 1 when it will reach 25 euros.

But that’s not all. The text of the law on purchasing power adopted on August 3 by Parliament gives other indications. Indeed, the latter will allow the ease of use restaurant vouchers in supermarkets.

New rules for restaurant tickets

From September 1 through December 31, employees will be able to use these tickets to buy any ingredient. In addition to sandwiches, salads, fruits and vegetables, they will be able to buy rice, pasta and other products.

A real change that will make life easier for many French people. Parliament made another decision. As UFC-Que Choisir indicates, he decided to advance to September 1, instead of January 1, 2023the date of the revaluation of the employer share of restaurant vouchers exempt from charges”.

” She will go from €5.69 to €5.92. This means that the maximum value of the restaurant ticket giving rise to the social exemption will increase from €11.38 to €11.84, once the employee portion is included..

As a reminder, many French people have the possibility of having restaurant tickets. Employers distribute them when there is no canteen or catering room on site.

In the form of paper, smart card or application, all employees can benefit from it once they join a company. Full-time, part-time, intern, work-study or temporary, everyone is entitled to this help.

The use of tickets in France

Our colleagues from UFC-Que Choisir also recalled that these restaurant tickets couldn’t give in. Indeed, only the employee has the right to use them. He has no right to pass them on to a relative.

However, some still break the rules. It is also important to remember that these meal tickets cannot not be used on public holidays or on Sundays.

Unless the employee works on those days. In this specific case, he has the right to use these restaurant tickets outside working days. All food businesses agree to use these.

Restaurants also accept these tickets. Finally, the UFC-Que Choisir also gave other information: “The tickets given to an employee are only valid in the department where he works. And in the neighboring departments ».

Before specifying: “Unless he may be required to make business trips. In this case, the title bears the mention ‘toute la France’“ . One thing is certain, there will be back-to-school change. To be continued !

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