The Ministry of social policy does not see in the short term the possibility of transfer of funding subsidies for the population in cash, because it is not created necessary conditions.
As UNIAN correspondent, about this during a debate on the monetization of subsidies was announced by the Director of the Department of public social assistance Minsotspolitiki Vitaly muzichenko.
«The Ministry of social policy does not see in the short term monetization opportunities of all subsidies. It’s just impossible to do technologically because, even if the projected situation when you need to access 7 million personal accounts for payment of the grant – it can take six months to a year at least,» — said muzichenko.
He noted that monetization is considered today as one of variants of development of the system of subsidies, which should encourage the population to save energy. There are two options of monetization: at the level of the utility companies when they are in the form of money funds for subsidianes calculated on the basis of social standards of consumption, and at the population level, when each household receives the funds on its own account.
Dmitry Vovk — head of the National Commission carrying out regulation in the sphere of energy and utilities (NKREKU) noted that before the end of this heating period it is possible to implement the monetization of savings subsidies.
«There’s opportunity to leverage resources and have the time to complete technically until April,» — said Vovk.
He also noted that the correct solution would be to implement a plan for reducing the social norms of energy consumption. Social norms of consumption are calculated based on the actual average consumption of households and used to calculate the amount of the grant.
However, in the past heating period, due to excessive rules on the accounts of households has formed the savings of subsidies to more than 10 billion UAH. She was returned to the budget, and домохозяйстваv left only the equivalent of 100 cubic meters of gas, which can be used in the current heating period.
So wolf proposed to draw up a plan of gradual reduction of social norms of consumption for the next three years so that people could really see what was coming, and to plan their spending on energy efficiency measures to conserve resources.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko reported that in Ukraine, the recipients of subsidies, which will save energy, at the end of this heating season will receive the saved sum of funds to implement energy efficiency measures.
The Ministry of social policy predicted that the number of families eligible for subsidies for payment of housing and communal services during the heating season the period of 2016-2017 years will increase to 8.5 million from 5.5 million after establishing may 1, a single price for gas for all categories of consumers.
The Ministry of Finance reported that in 2015, 43% of bills covered by subsidies. In last year’s budget was laid 35 billion UAH for these purposes, and in 2016, these costs will exceed 40 billion.
Earlier, the government refused to monetize all remaining unused funds on subsidies of the population due to high social standards of consumption of housing services.
As explained, two years ago for heating of 1 square meter according to the standards allocated 11 cubic metres of gas. Then the figure was reduced to 7 cubic m. Now the ratio is 5.5 cubic meter. Thus, according to the Minister sotspolitiki Andrey Reva, last winter, consumption was at 5.3 cubic meters per 1 sq m of housing.
The Ministry does not see the possibility of total monetization of subsidies for the population 29.11.2016