Business Ombudsman Boris Titov requests to extend the ban to fines and penalties for late and incomplete payment of utility bills on businesses. Of the victims of the current crisis of industry sectors including tour operators, hoteliers and restaurateurs. This measure is already working individuals. Instead of resource-supplying organizations are encouraged to give out loans.Commissioner for entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov asks to see the business, the victim of the spread of coronavirus from fines and penalties for late payment of utility services. At the end of last week was sent to the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “B” acquainted with the content of the appeal. In the Prime Minister’s office said they would not comment on details of official correspondence.Boris Titov proposes to prohibit resource-supplying organizations to disconnect from the services of businesses and to freeze the current tariffs for the years 2020-2021. In return for them to accept the program of preferential lending, which will allow to compensate for lost revenues associated with falling demand and non-payment.A similar arrangement currently applies to individuals. It was approved by the Russian government decree of 2 April. Ban to levy penalties and interest will apply until the end of 2021. Then, market participants warned that this will lead to higher cash gaps of guaranteeing suppliers up to 500 billion rubles In turn, the Council of power producers (POC) said that the debts for heat and light grew steadily and without the epidemic. The debt of consumers of thermal energy in the largest supplying organization stands at 212 billion rubles, and 75% of the amount — from the public and the criminal code, according to the PPA.In early April, the government built the list of industries affected by the spread of coronavirus. It includes air transport, culture, leisure and entertainment, activities of travel agencies, hotel business, public catering and so on. In mid-April, the list included cinemas and dentistry, and on 18 April it added the trade of inedible goods.Alexei Polukhin