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The increase in housing and municipal services prices is planned; a sharp increase in the cost of tools is not expected. This was reported to the RBC by the head of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Utilities, Galina Khovanskaya.
“I do not expect a sharp increase, especially not in the situation where the country lives and will continue to live until the summer. Otherwise, the volume of funding for benefits and targeted subsidies for payment will also increase, which will be an additional burden on the budget, says the MEP.
According to Khovanskaya, the margin index is set at the federal level. A further limitation of the price increases is the head of the substances that can not go beyond the established index. “I’m grateful to the Federal Antimonopoly Service for trying to close, or at least limit, all of these holes and opportunities,” she said.
As Svetlana Razorotneva, chair of the Commission for Housing and Utilities, Construction and Roads in the Public Department of the Russian Federation, told RBC, the payment of electricity consists of three parts: payment for tools, payment for maintenance of common property and grants for overhaul. In most regions include waste management, heating, water, electricity, gas – the tariffs for these services are controlled by the state.
According to Razvorotneva, prices for housing and municipal services will rise by an average of 3.8%. In some regions, such as Chechnya or Dagestan, price increases may be more significant. This is because tariffs in these regions were underestimated for a long time and are now growing at a faster rate.