Utilities limited to 13 %

utility tariffs growth next year will not exceed 13%, promised Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.This will lead to the fact that the industry of the enterprise will not be able to function normally and will only "hold out until the end of the heating season," predict eksperty.Rost utility tariffs in the next year will not exceed 13%, promised Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.This will lead to the fact that the industry of the enterprise will not be able to function normally and will only "hold out until the end of the heating season", experts predict.

main requirement for regional and municipal authorities in establishing the tariffs for housing and communal services - do not allow their growth relative to the previous year by more than 15%, said Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak."Wages are growing at such a pace.To shift the problem of functioning of the enterprises of housing and communal services in full in this way is unacceptable ", - said Kozak.But no such threat, made it clear th

e Vice Premier.According to the forecasts of the Russian government, the increase in utility tariffs in 2011 will not exceed 13%, said Kozak.

unlikely that the local authorities will decide to break the injunction not yet forgotten the situation at the beginning of 2010.Then, the center had to intervene in tariff policies on the ground.It turned out that in some municipalities of payments for utility services grew almost twice during the Russian average increase of 18%."The situation is very differentiated, not only regionally, but also in the municipal section, and the growth of payments today by region ranges from 4% to 45%, and in some municipalities and increase to 80%", - reported in the spring of Minister of Regional Development Viktor Basargin.Violators became the 21 th region, Moscow and Moscow region, Ingushetia, Tuva, Kamchatka region, Lipetsk region and Adygea.

In mid-March Kozak asked for a week to reduce the tariffs for communal services in the regions, where their growth has exceeded 25%.

President Dmitry Medvedev explained that awaits those governors who fail to do so, "head of the subject to explain what they are responsible for the head office and count accurately the cost of the fare."

After that, the right to regulate tariffs for places has been transferred from the municipalities in the region."The heads of subjects - it is the political responsibility of the person who can make an informed decision", - said Kozak, adding that the political responsibility of the heads of regions will be inevitable.

According to the Federal Tariff Service, the marginal cost of zhilkomuslug per square meter for the Muscovites will be next year, 119.7 rubles, in 2012 - 130.1 rubles, in 2013 - 141.4 rubles.Slightly less will pay for utility services residents of the Moscow region:. Based on the marginal cost of 1 sq ft - 111.7 rubles / month, 121.4 rubles / month...and 132 rub. / month.respectively

regional budget will have to support the housing sector in order to prevent the growth of tariffs above the planned level, experts admit."Otherwise, many organizations utilities can" grow a debt "to suppliers," - said the director of BDO in Russia TSMEI Helen Matrosov.According to figures voiced by the Economic Development Ministry, the gas tariffs in 2011 will grow by an average of 15.3%, electricity tariffs - by 13-15%.According Matrosov expect that the growth of utility tariffs at the same time by itself will be able to meet the 13% is not too realistic.

authorities populist decision, agrees to senior counsel direction "City Services" IUE Dmitry Gordeev, "The figure is taken from the ceiling.Housing companies will not be able to fully perform its function - to be "prim", less net change less repaired, less to invest in modernization, which loudly speak Russian authorities.The task is simply to stretch until the end of the heating season, and so forth.There will vegetating mode ".

expert method to solve the problem spots is not to establish a subsidized rate for all, and allocate targeted subsidies only to those who confirm their low incomes.Another special government decree number 761 2005 to impose as giving such subsidies, he recalls.However, although the system has been operating for 15 years, subsidies are paid about 12% of households and 85% of them do not go.

Suzanne Camara, Gleb Kliment'ev