Media: in the draft anti-crisis plan is to support industry

Media: in the draft anti-crisis plan is to support industry

The draft anti-crisis plan consists of two parts: on the decision of the mayor of the initiatives of agencies in several areas and is tentatively rejected. Conditionally approved portion includes budget loans to the regions.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. Preliminary draft anti-crisis plan of the government for 2016 is intended primarily to support the regions and industries; the plan on Wednesday will be discussed at the meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, writes “Kommersant”.

The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev on 25 January has sent Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with a draft anti-crisis plan of the government for 2016. The document should be finalized and agreed to February 5. Following these meetings, the plan will be discussed during the week with the Vice premiers, the final consideration of the plan and the dispute around it is entrusted to first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

The draft plan, which is at the disposal of the newspaper, consists of two parts — enabled by the decision of the mayor of the initiatives of agencies in several areas (96 points) and pre-rejected (43 points). In the conditionally approved portion of the plan costs about 500 billion rubles, of which 310 billion already budgeted for 2016: it is budget loans to the regions. Other funds mainly oriented to support non-financial sector (over 200 billion), primarily engineering.

In the draft plan in 2016, in contrast to the plan for 2015, the European Union plans to allocate only 25 billion rubles. According to the publication, the draft plan, unlike 2015, almost does not involve action to reduce the tax burden, the MAYOR is limited to the idea of freezing rates of water charges, zero VAT in the transportation of a number of tax measures supporting small business.

So, with regard to the water tax, to freeze the growth rates proposed in the first quarter of 2016, in order to limit the fiscal burden on the industry, including companies in the Energy sector. The publication notes that the water tax in 2015 has brought to the budget of 13.8 billion rubles, charges are indexed by 15% annually and by 2025 may increase to more than 4.5 times that can only force Energetikov to pay to the budget of 33 billion rubles.

The principal outstanding issue plan for 2016 — social: the project provides a discussion about the pension age in 2016, the newspaper said. Suggestions the Ministry of labour about the introduction of a progressive income tax on high salaries and on the limitation of salaries of top management of state-owned companies, and proposals for the redistribution of the profits of the heads of state companies in favor of the “lowest paid employees” the MAYOR did not support.