The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill to ban the collection of commissions from payments for housing and communal services

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the state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill prohibiting the collection of credit institutions, payment agents, Bank payment agents and postal operators Commission at payment by citizens housing-utilities.

As stated on the website of the lower house of Parliament, it is expected that the prohibition to charge a fee will also apply to fines and penalties billed for overdue payment bills.

the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin noted that the deputies in favour of the prohibition of charging fees for paying utility bills.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin said that the government will impose a temporary moratorium on penalties for Russians for unpaid utility bills.

we are Talking about a payment for gas, electricity, heat, water, sewer and waste collection. Utilities for debt will not turn off.

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