From 1 July charge for “communal” to grow despite falling incomes due to the crisis. On average, the Russians will receive bills with the amounts on 4% more than it was previously. Meanwhile, there is a mode of self-isolation, sounded the proposal to freeze tariffs: pay people higher rates is clearly becoming harder. But the authorities rejected this initiative. The July increase of tariffs face an even greater deterioration of the material situation of families and the sharp rise in arrears for utility services.
Since the first of July the housing prices will increase the “planned” inflation, on average by 4%. The highest growth rates are planned in Chechnya by 6.5%. The minimum in the Nenets Autonomous district is 2.4%.
Recall that the news about the “freezing” of tariffs recent months, and then flashed in the information space. With this initiative were not only public figures and independent experts, MPs and senators (usually from opposition parties). However, it was harshly suppressed by the Ministry of construction. The Department believes that such a move will cause the industry serious blow: resource companies will face serious underfunding and will lose financial sources for development.
it is a pity that was not adopted a moratorium on the tariffs, said the Director of ANO “Organizing people’s control” Natalya Chernysheva. She believes that the decision was taken due to persistent requests for assistance from the utility companies, which suffer losses due to the reduction of the utility charges collection in the current crisis.
“There are serious concerns that this decision will cause the opposite effect — seeing the increase in tariffs and bills for utilities, people are even less willing to pay, especially because until January 1, 2021 will not fines and disconnections for non-payment, — says the expert. — In addition, the financial situation for the majority of the population very hard, many have lost their jobs during a pandemic and will not be able to find her for several months after withdrawal of the isolation. Public debt may rise by 20-30% and lead to a huge cash gap in payments.”
However, prior to July 1, still have the ability to pay higher tariffs to resursniy from the state, not to shift the burden on citizens. “If the new bills will have to rise, then at least you have to announce that next month will be massive subsidies to taxpayers by the state, — said Chernyshova. — Paradoxically, the subsidies may actually lead to an increase in the collection industry, as it were, for example, in those regions, which was temporarily abolished fees for the repair”.
in Fairness, we note that among our interlocutors, there are those who support the tariff increase. According to Sergey Minko, geneGeneral Director of PJSC “City Innovative Technologies”, you need to understand that rising rates are not a good life. In many regions, the situation with the infrastructure in the housing sector is in poor condition and needs upgrading. In these regions the greatest number of accidents and, at the same time, the lowest rates.
“the Increase in tariffs allows you to upgrade the infrastructure and provide residents better services, he said. Is necessary for the development of system utilities. Change heating systems, building utilities, building electrical network. About the repair in General can not speak — almost half of the housing stock in disrepair. So the increase in rates is necessary and justified, especially because it does not exceed inflation”.
As they say, the crisis of crisis, and raising tariffs is scheduled. Meanwhile, chief analyst at TeleTrade mark Goikhman emphasizes that millions of taxpayers “do not pull” even the old rates, and outstanding public services in March amounted to more than 1 trillion rubles. “the Increase in tariffs, in the crisis of falling incomes of the population will mean further deterioration of the financial situation of the family, and significant growth of non-payments, debt, that is the “underfunding” utilities”, — summed up the interlocutor of “MK”.