Pensions in the next three years may be reduced, write media

© RIA Novosti / Taras to Litvinenkova in fotobanka the time of issue of pension. Archival photoPensions in the next three years may be reduced, write media© RIA Novosti / Taras to Litvinenkova the image Bank

The Ministry of economic development expects a reduction of pensions in real terms, writing on Tuesday «Vedomosti» with reference to submitted to the government macroeconomic forecast, the accuracy of the data from which the publication confirmed two Federal officials. Participating in the discussion of the forecast official told the newspaper that it is a technical indicator, and to talk about the dynamics of all pensions immediately makes no sense.

«Pensions in Russia will not grow for three years. Because of the refusal of indexation of working pensioners in real terms, pension payments will be reduced… In the baseline scenario on the basis of which prepares the budget, the pension is reduced by 0.7% in 2018, and 0.6% in 2019-2020 years», — tells the newspaper.

On Monday, the forecast was discussed by the government Commission on budget estimates, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to clarify it in connection with the changes in the economy, the newspaper writes. The representative of the Ministry of economic development said only that the forecast will be published after the approval of the government, the newspaper adds.

«The reason for the fall in pensions – the refusal of indexation of working pensioners (they are in Russia about 10 million, according to Rosstat), explain officials, and in 2018 will impact inflation – according to the forecast, it will be higher than this year, and pensions are indexed on the value of last year’s inflation (4% vs 3,7%)», explained to «Vedomosti».

While the draft budget for 2018 to 2020 does not provide for the indexation of pensions for working pensioners, the newspaper said two officials and confirmed by a representative of the Ministry of labor. He and the representative of the Ministry of Finance stipulates that the budget process is not completed, the publication adds.

Does not make sense to talk about all the pensions immediately is «technical and not meaningful figure,» the newspaper said officials involved in the discussion of the forecast. He told «Vedomosti» that it is appropriate to discuss two indicators: retirement pensioners and for working – total revenue, which consists of pensions and earnings.

«The salary of working pensioners grows along with the labor market… the pension is not indexed, but still slightly increases (about 1%) due to recalculation of points (they Donatists, as people work longer)… In real terms, the income is reduced from the minimum number of pensioners», — the newspaper writes with reference to this official.

Retirement pensioners are reduced in the forecast in 2018 (0.1% in real terms) higher than in 2017 and inflation in the next two years they don’t change. And the total income of pensioners in real terms will increase in 2018 to 1.8% in 2019-2020 – 0.1 and 0.3%, he cites the calculations of economic development.

The official said the newspaper that these figures do not take into account the stored speed indexing, when a person stops working and retires. The real incomes of the population will grow faster in 2018-2020 and 2.1%, 1.1% and 1.2% respectively, the newspaper concludes.