November is preparing many surprises for Russians: legislative and administrative innovations. It is noteworthy that most of them might not have existed at all, if it were not for the coronavirus that has gone wild. It was he who defined the agenda for the last month of autumn 2021. Antique measures of the authorities, changes in air traffic, payments to pensioners: all these and other innovations of November – in the material of “MK”.
Non-working week and business compensation
November will begin for Russians with an unplanned rest – due to the difficult epidemiological situation, President Vladimir Putin declared the days from October 30 to November 7 non-working. At the same time, the regions received the right to establish additional non-working days until October 30 and extend them after November 7, with the preservation of salaries for employees. To compensate businesses for losses due to non-working days, the government will allocate grants to companies and individual entrepreneurs in the amount of the minimum wage (12,792 rubles) per employee. It will be possible to receive money from November 15th. The total amount of such support will be about 38.5 billion rubles. You can apply for a grant from November 1 to December 15.
Petr PUSHKAREV, Chief Analyst at TeleTrade comments:
“The pandemic has already left a third of Russian enterprises at a loss, their total losses exceeded 1.65 trillion rubles, and 1.16 million small and medium-sized businesses managed to close down, unable to bear the burden of debts. At the same time, only 28% of companies were satisfied with the measures of support from the government in 2020, according to opinion polls. It is unlikely that the programs of financial support for the business announced this time turned out to be more effective. This requires the allocation of subsidies not only for salaries, but also additional funds to compensate for rent, which most landlords are not going to forgive landlords. If such support is not provided, at least 15% of small enterprises in the service sector can expect to be closed, and then about 1.5 million people in Russia will remain unemployed during this difficult period. “
Payments to pensioners and blockades
Some categories of pensioners will receive an increase in November. This applies to former members of civil aviation flight crews, as well as certain categories of employees in the coal industry. The amount of the additional payment will be established for them on an individual basis, taking into account the special experience and average monthly earnings. The monthly surcharge for pilots is currently 19,584 rubles, and for miners – about 3873 rubles. The recalculation will be carried out every three months
The indexation will also affect working pensioners who quit in July 2021. Pensions will be recalculated taking into account missed indexations, including for months after dismissal. All recalculations will be made without a declaration.
From November 1, pensions will be increased for those who turned 80 in October. They provide for the payment of a fixed amount in double the amount. This is about 12 thousand rubles. In addition, citizens over 80 years old will be able to receive an additional 1,200 rubles per month. This requires that their unemployed relative or acquaintance formalize their care. It can also be done by their grandchildren over 14 years old.
And the defenders of the besieged Leningrad will receive a lump sum of 50 thousand rubles. The decision to pay is timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Road of Life, along which the supply of besieged Leningrad went during the Great Patriotic War. More than 75 thousand people living in Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will receive the money.
Andrey LOBODA, economist, top manager in the field of financial communications, comments:
“Miners and pilots are perhaps the most dangerous professions on the labor market. Their services to the country cannot be diminished. Creating favorable conditions for retired people in risky professions is an important humanitarian trigger, a litmus test that shows respect to courageous people. The supplement in the amount of about 20,000 and 4,000, respectively, looks very dignified, such support is much higher than the average increase in pensions in the country. Money is never superfluous, especially for the elderly. They will also remain in the country’s economy, since the purchasing power of these categories of citizens will noticeably grow. “
Payment for money transfer
From November 1, the maximum value of the amount of payment for money transfer between individuals is updated. Thus, a transfer of funds in the amount of less than 100 thousand rubles per month will be free, over 100 thousand rubles per month – 0.5% of the transfer amount, while the payment for a transaction cannot exceed 1.5 thousand rubles.
Natalia MILCHAKOVA, Deputy Head of IAC Alpari comments:
“In fact, it is precisely these conditions for transferring funds through the fast payment system (FPS) that have been in effect since 2020: up to 100 thousand rubles. per month – free of charge, over 100 thousand rubles. – with a commission of 0.5% of the transfer amount, but not more than 1500 rubles. The innovation consists only in the fact that the commission for banks will be zeroed when transferring funds of an individual from an account (card) in one bank to an account (card) in another bank. And this is logical, since the payer most often either transfers funds to his own card or account in another bank, or pays for purchases through the SBP, transferring funds to the seller’s account. In fact, in both cases he transfers money to himself, only in the first case he does it in the literal sense, and in the second he transfers money to another person, but as a result he will receive the ordered and paid goods, that is, in the second case, he also transferred the money in his favor. Therefore, take a commission from him, unless the transfer of money is more than 100 thousand rubles. per month does not make sense, these operations are essentially equivalent to transferring money from card to card in the same bank, for which, of course, no commission is charged. So in this decision of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, we see only advantages, except, of course, the fact that the SBP itself allows banks and the regulator to monitor the spending of funds of every Russian, so there is no need to talk about complete confidentiality of such operations. ” no commission is charged. So in this decision of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, we see only advantages, with the exception, of course, of the fact that the SBP itself allows banks and the regulator to monitor the spending of every Russian citizen, so there is no need to talk about complete confidentiality of such operations. ” no commission is charged. So in this decision of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, we see only advantages, except, of course, the fact that the SBP itself allows banks and the regulator to monitor the spending of funds of every Russian, so there is no need to talk about complete confidentiality of such operations. “
Funeral in a new way
From November 1, according to the law, not only funeral home workers and individual entrepreneurs, but also self-employed people will be able to organize funerals. This requires at least two years of experience in such structures, secondary vocational education, as well as the passage of specialized courses in the provision of funeral services. The responsibilities of the funeral organizer include accompanying the client at every stage of preparation, informing and consulting. The client needs to provide the ability to pay for services by credit card, as well as place an order by phone, or through instant messengers and social networks.
Andrey LOBODA comments:
“Unfortunately, this market is fast growing and still not very transparent. The industry is specific and the romance of business is unlikely to attract tens of thousands of new employees in the format of individual entrepreneurs. Providing professional services in the funeral services market is very important to trust real professionals who are super-efficient, efficient and tactful. Recruits in the sad industry must have a good knowledge of psychology and legislation. “
Resumption of flights
Since November 9, Russia will resume the previously interrupted air traffic with nine more countries: Iran, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Slovenia, Tunisia, Sweden, Thailand and the Bahamas. The decision was made taking into account the epidemiological situation in these countries and on a reciprocal basis, according to the operational headquarters to prevent the import and spread of COVID-19 in Russia. It is expected that two to three flights a week will be organized to these countries. In addition, restrictions on flights to Austria, Switzerland, Finland and the UAE will be lifted in November.
Natalia MILCHAKOVA comments:
“Any opening of borders that were forced to close earlier due to the pandemic can only be welcomed. The Russians will especially like the fact that from November such a traditionally popular winter destination in our country as Thailand will become available. It’s already cool in Tunisia in November, but people go to this country primarily for high-quality spa services, so tourism there is almost year-round. This decision will also be positive for airlines and tour operators. But, on the other hand, it is not a fact that the demand for the services of tour operators in November will grow sharply, since due to the lockdown in Russia on November holidays, the offices of tour operators and travel agencies will be closed for some time, so many Russians wishing to relax abroad will book hotels and flights on your own.
For motorists. From November 1, the issuance of paper PTSs (vehicle passports) will cease, now they will exist for new cars only in electronic form. Previously issued Title Deeds remain valid; there is no need to change them to electronic ones.
For individual entrepreneurs. Individual entrepreneurs can send a new sample application to the inspectorate for exemption from fixed contributions. We are talking about periods of life when a citizen was caring for a child, disabled person, pensioner, did military service or was innocently convicted.
For the vaccinated. From November 8, Russia is introducing a new form of certificate confirming vaccination against coronavirus infection or the fact of a previous illness. The corresponding order was issued by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Previously issued certificates will be automatically reissued on the public services portal by March 1, 2022.
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