Expert: 5 billion hryvnia excessive subsidies – the result of inflated standards of consumption of housing services

Эксперт: 5 миллиардов гривен избыточных субсидий – результат завышенных норм потребления услуг ЖКХ

Initially high consumption of electricity, water and gas has led to distortions in the calculation of the necessary subsidies, but closer to the heating season, consumption will be revised, resulting in reduced subsidies.

Comments about this correspondent of ГолосUA said the President of the Ukrainian analytical center Alexander Okhrimenko.

“The problem with the 5 billion hryvnia excess grants (of which 5 of October, said Minister of social policy Reva), that were initially high consumption of electricity, water and gas. The result was that the amount of subsidies for individual regions have been greatly exaggerated. Therefore, there is a need to bring consumption in line with the size of the real consumption of housing services,” – said the expert.

Also, A. Okhrimenko reminded that because of these inflated standards of consumption, sometimes reached up to curiosities, where people have payment receipt with zero amounts for payment.

“Closer to the heating season, consumption will be reduced, after which the situation will be corrected. In the future, consumption rates will be significantly underestimated. And, consequently, will decrease the amount of the subsidy”, he said.

Recall that on 5 October, during the hour of questions to the government said the Minister of social policy Andrei Reva said that for the first half of 2018, the citizens of Ukraine counted the excess subsidy amount of 5 billion UAH.

“When we take government decisions on regulations of gas consumption, we believe the facts: in 2016 was written-off 15 billion UAH due to the high standards, in 2017 – UAH 7 bln in 2018 on 1 July was excessively accrued subsidies of 5 billion UAH”, – informed the Minister.

Reva said that reducing the rate of gas consumption will help to save resources.

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