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 8 million households to require subsidies after gas tariffs go up, - Ministry of Social Policy

The number of families that require rent and utility subsidies will reach 8 million after a single gas price for all categories of consumers is set on May 1.

Censor.NET reports citing Ministry of Social Policy press service.

"Due to growing prices for natural gas and thermal energy, we expect an increase in the number of families who will apply for subsidies in the 2016-2017 heating season.

"According to preliminary calculations, Ukraine may see some 8 million of such families (during the 2015/2016 heating season, about 5.5 million households received subsidies)," the statement reads.

Read more: "We will adjust tariffs after lowering of prices on European gas market," - Hroisman

As also noted, an increase in the number of subsidized families will require the allocation of additional UAH 5 billion (approx. $197.827 million).
 
 
 
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