The government has denied reports of plans to increase premiums to the pension Fund

Moscow. February 1. The issue of possible increase of insurance contributions to the Pension Fund in the government is not discussed, although ideas of this kind, but the Ministry will mind if the issue will be discussed, told journalists the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

“In the government this topic is not discussed. I know that there are such ideas, but no discussion in the government there,” – he said, commenting on the issue, discussed in the government the question of a possible increase in insurance contributions to the Pension Fund by 2 percentage points.

Commenting on the issue, what would be the position of the Ministry, if this topic would be brought up for discussion, Ulyukayev said: “If it were, we would be against it.”

Previously, the newspaper “Vedomosti” wrote that at the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 18 January discussed the issue of raising fees to extra-budgetary funds. Medvedev instructed the Ministry of labor, Ministry of Finance and economic development “to study the issues of: calculating insurance contributions for compulsory pension insurance amounts exceed the limit value base for calculating insurance contributions; the introduction of co-payment insured persons with the payment of contributions,” wrote the newspaper.

According to the source “Vedomosti”, the government is discussing additional payments to working citizens at 2%. In addition, the introduction of a single insurance premium from all Fund of payment of labour (now the payments to the pension Fund, social insurance Fund and FFOMS different base) and increased by half – from 10% to 20% – pension contribution from earnings in excess of 796 thousand rubles.

Now the contributions to the pension Fund, social insurance Fund and the compulsory health insurance Fund is 30%. The contribution to the pension Fund is 22% plus 10% if salary exceeds 796 thousand rubles. per year, in the FSS – 2.9%, in HIF – 5.1 per cent.