The state Duma approved in the second reading amendments to the budget for 2018
The state Duma approved the bill of change of the parameters of the Federal budget for 2018 in the second reading, news agencies reported. The third reading is scheduled for June 21.
The amendments provide for the increased costs of 61.9 billion rubles., revenues — RUB 1,815 trn In the new edition of the budget deficit (1.3 per cent) will be replaced by a surplus (0.5%). The government expects lower inflation in 2018 to 2.8% vs 4% envisaged in the forecast.
During the consideration in the second reading the state Duma supported the amendments to the bill that increase the budget expenditures for some items due to the redistribution of funds to 26,194 billion ru. According to the Chairman of the Committee on budget and taxes Andrei Makarov, among the most significant amendment was an increase of 6.7 billion rubles of the reserve Fund of the President of Russia.