Defining the tariff burden when providing the housing and utilities services in Ukraine

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The article is devoted to studying the impact of different social and economic indicators on defining the population’s tariff burden for housing and utilities services. The article analyzes the housing and utilities services provision system in Ukraine. It is noted that the majority of such companies are communally owned. The effect of different factors on defining the population’s tariff burden was found. The impact was studied, and the need for considering the organizational, economically oriented, and social factors when defining the housing and utilities services tariffs was substantiated. The housing and utilities services tariff policy system, the procedure of the tariffs’ structure developing, which is formed from economically reasonable costs of service provider’s operating and financial activity (full target prime cost) and part of income, were studied. The financial relationships between the housing and utilities companies with budgets of different levels, first of all with local budgets, and state target funds; financial and credit institutions, and insurance companies, etc. were analyzed.

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    • Figure 1. Scheme for forming the tariff for housing and utilities services
    • Figure 2. Tariff structure by the example of defining the tariff for heat energy in Lviv region
    • Table 1. Separation of powers at regional, district, and local levels in terms of setting the tariffs for housing and utilities services