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What changes in France in June

Gas prices to rise an average of 2.1%, last income tax deadline looms, cost of certain medical consultations up, checks on children's vaccinations, and free travel in Paris for - some - over 65s

Each new month brings a raft of changes in France. These are the changes taking place in June

Gas prices
The price of gas rises again on June 1, this time by an average of 2.1%, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CRE) has said.

The cost for anyone with gas central heating will rise 2.2%, while for cooking the price will increase 0.7% - and for cooking and hot water 1.3%.

The last of the deadlines for online income tax declarations passes early this month.

The deadline for filing a paper tax return was midnight on May 17. Those who filed their returns online had slightly longer, depending on where they live. The last of those deadlines - for anyone living in departments 50 and upwards - is June 5.

Online declaration has become compulsory since 2016 above a certain income level, set at €15,000 euros this year against €28,000 in 2017. It is intended that almost all declarations be filed online from next year.

Medical consultations
The cost of second-opinion medical consultations with a GP or specialist will rise from €48 to €50, while those for a a psychiatrist, a neuropsychiatrist or a neurologist, will go up from €60 to €62.50.

At the start of the year, the number of vaccinations for children jumped from three to 11 for children born after January 1, 2018. June 1 sees the first administrative checks begin for children entering nursery to ensure they have had the required injections.

At the end of January, Health Minister Agnès Buzyn indicated that a three-month deadline would be granted for parents who wish to enrol their child in nurseries to comply with the new vaccination schedule.

Free travel in Paris for 200,000 over-65s
From June 1, some Parisians over the age of 65 will be able to use public transport for free. Free travel is means-tested - first-time applicants with an monthly income of less than €2,028 will be able to benefit. City hall estimates up to 200,000 Parisians will be eligible for free travel, at an estimated cost to the city of €12million.

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