Social enterprises make up less than 1% of SMEs in Russia

“Social enterprise makes up less than 1% of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector in Russia.”

The Council of the Federation discussed the development of social enterprise in the regions.

26 November 2020

Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council,  reported on the results of monitoring regional legislation in the field of social enterprise. These laws were adopted in February in only  22 constituent entities of the Federation and by 1 November  this number had grown to 35. All of them established measures to support social entrepreneurs from tax preferences to the provision of grants.

Experts estimate that social enterprises make up less than 1% of the SME sector in Russia. Social enterprises are in no hurry to obtain official status. Fewer than 20 social enterprises are registered in 22 regions; in 13 regions there is only one.

“It is important that social enterprises need to be included in the register of social service providers, and a revised approach be taken to the formation of tariffs for social services.” Karelova concluded.

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