MOSCOW, March 15. The moratorium on pension savings can be extended for another year, says the Deputy Chairman, the chief economist of Vnesheconombank Andrei Klepach.
Media: freezing of pension savings can be extended for another year
“Because the budget situation, apparently, and in 2017 it will be quite difficult, and large budget deficits, moreover a great need in covering the deficit of the Pension Fund, we do not exclude that the Ministry of Finance proposed to freeze nakopitelny part and for 2017 will be accepted. Because to find otherwise these funds will be very difficult,” – said Klepach on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.
Funded pension in Russia is not formed with a 2014, the moratorium was extended for 2015. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised to unfreeze the contributions of pension in 2016, but instead, the moratorium was again extended: from 342 billion rubles formed the anti-crisis Fund in the budget.
Now the government is discussing the possibility of freezing the pension and in 2017. About this informed the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to several Federal officials.
According to the newspaper, to extend the moratorium for another year was proposed by the Finance Ministry. According to a source, “Vedomosti” officials of the government, the freezing of contributions in 2017 will save about 400 billion rubles by reducing transfers to the Pension Fund.
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