French MPs approve bill to help with soaring prices

Legislation includes a four percent increase in pensions and welfare payments, a pay rise for public sector workers, food cheques and a mechanism for companies to make higher tax-free bonus payments to employees.

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France's divided parliament has passed a €20bn aid package to help low-income families deal with the cost of living crisis in the first major piece of legislation since elections last month deprived President Macron's allies of an absolute majority, reports RFI.