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The Ministry of Construction offers to reduce the share of expenses on housing and communal services
The Ministry of Construction made a proposal to reduce the maximum share of Russians spending on utility bills. Now the marginal threshold in most territories is 22%, they want to reduce it to 15%.
As they say "News" referring to the ministry, this measure will help to receive subsidies for the payment of housing services for more than 1 million families.
The proposal has already been sent to the government, it is one of the anti-crisis measures in the field of housing and communal services.
According to the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities, the minimum share of family income to pay for housing and communal services (less than 15%) is set only in three Russian regions. In 24 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the share of expenditures is 15-21%, and in 58 constituent entities the maximum amount is 22%.
Earlier it was reported that in conditions of self-isolation, when citizens are forced to sit at home, their expenses for housing and communal services grow by a third. First of all, we are talking about electricity bills, cold and hot water.