The head of the State fiscal service Roman Nasirov believes that the minimum wage needs to increase to 5-7 thousand hryvnia.
This reports the press service of the SFS.
He noted that now the real the average salary of state employees — in the range of 5 thousand hryvnias.
Nasirov added that the issue of higher wages is in the plane of legalization and taxes.
According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers has made a good step by initiating the increase of the minimal salary up to 3,200 USD.
«I think that very soon we must go further to 5000, and then more than 7000,» — said Nasirov.
The Cabinet at its meeting on 26 October as part of the finalization of the draft state budget for 2017 offered next year at double the rate of minimum wage to RS 3200 instead of 1600 UAH. On the same day in the evening the initiative was fully supported by President Petro Poroshenko. «With the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the first priority of the authorities, as soon as this opportunity becomes a struggle with poverty,» he said.
Thus, the government intends to equalise the minimum wage with the actual and not regulatory cost of living.
According to calculations of the Cabinet, the minimum wage in Ukraine to officially receive approximately 3.7 million people.
On 31 October the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman assured that the government draft state budget for 2017 already has tools for double «minimal».
«The budget is the money. By shadowing due to the fact that people will honestly pay taxes to the Pension Fund by the fact that we optimize all expenditure, balance the budget, no exceedances of the budget deficit, printing presses, will not. I want to emphasize this. I want to inform everyone that this is a calculated decision that will lead to real wage increases for Ukrainian citizens», — said Groisman.
Such a decision sharply criticized the co-chair of the Strategic group of advisors Leszek Balcerowicz:
«I don’t mind that there were less poor people. But poverty is eliminated by economic growth, but the acceleration of growth needs to accelerate reforms.»
According to some opinions, udayana minimum wage the government is trying to mitigate the negative effects of a sharp increase in tariffs for housing services.
Nasirov proposes to raise the «minimal» up to 5 thousand, and then to 7 21.11.2016