Ilsur Metshin: “Every year the share of small and medium-sized businesses grows in the city economy”
April 13). The share of small and medium businesses in the city economy is
growing every year in Kazan. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, said this today
at the videoconference in the Cabinet of Ministers of the RT. The share of
small and medium-sized businesses in the gross territorial product of Kazan
today reached 38.5% with VTP 768.1 billion rubles. The meeting was held by
Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT. The head of the city spoke about
the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Kazan, as well as what
measures are envisaged for the self-employed in the capital of Tatarstan.
more than 80000 small and medium-sized businesses carried out their activities
in the capital of the RT, it is by 1.2% more than in 2017. 44.3 thousand are
small and micro enterprises, 238 are medium-sized and 36 thousand are
individual entrepreneurs. The turnover of small and medium-sized enterprises in
2018 showed a significant increase compared to 2017. It was by 29.3%, or 187
billion rubles, and amounted to 826.2 billion rubles. The increase in Kazan was
due to trade and manufacturing enterprises.
the city treasury received 4.8 billion rubles taxes from small and medium-sized
businesses, it is 37.6% of the total tax revenues.
speech, I. Metshin reminded that programs aimed at supporting entrepreneurs are
being implemented in the capital of Tatarstan. In particular, the program of
concessional lending. “In 2018, 94 enterprises received financial support from
the municipality for a total of 20.4 million rubles. These are mainly production
workers, representatives of the healthcare, housing and communal services, and
tourism sectors”, said the Mayor. He added that this year the program
conditions have been simplified. Applications from 15 credit organizations have
already been received today, 4 of which are accredited and now lending. “This
is only the beginning”, said I. Metshin.
“Rental holidays” is being implemented along with the program of preferential
crediting in Kazan. Thus, 2 more premises were realized at the auction last
year. In total, lease agreements have been concluded on 59 premises with a
total area of 8.4 thousand square meters.
speech, the Mayor of Kazan also mentioned the topic of self-employed citizens.
Tatarstan will become one of the four pilot regions where the mechanism of
legalizing incomes of self-employed citizens will be developed through the
application of a special tax regime “Tax on professional income”. Now more than
3000 people are registered as self-employed. “By the end of the year, this number
should grow at least 7 times”, said I. Metshin. According to him, now a special
municipal program of support for the self-employed is being developed for the
first time in Russia. The most pressing issues were discussed with Kazan
citizens at a meeting in the co-working “Kazan Express”. Moratorium on fines of
self-employed on violations considered by the administrative and technical
commission was announced in Kazan by the end of the year. The self-employed are
planned to be included in the municipal program of concessional financing of
small and medium-sized businesses, in addition, measures of property support
for the self-employed will be provided.
At the end
of the meeting, I. Metshin reminded that this year Kazan will host WorldSkills
Championship. More than 16 thousand people would visit the capital in the days
of the championship. “Kazan small businesses will be involved in the
championship, which will also give an increase in the turnover of small and
medium-sized enterprises in the current year”, said I. Metshin.