Rozenko: social standards can increase in case of business «from the shadows»

Social standards in Ukraine in 2016 may be revised upwards if the business will come «from the shadows». This was stated by Minister of social policy of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

Restrictions on payment of pensions will continue in 2016, – Rozenko
For stable operation of the Pension Fund in 2016 will suffice provided 145 billion UAH, — Rozenko
Rozenko: funds for compensation payments to the enterprises mobilized in the state budget for 2016 there are no
Social assistance to single mothers and to children whose parents evade alimony, in 2016 will be provided depending on family income

«Certainly, if we see that the state budget, the budgets of the Pension Fund at the expense of legalization of Economics and business in 2016 will get an additional resource, we will use it to increase social standards», — said Rozenko at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, December 30.

He said that in such a case, the Ministry will propose Prime Minister and the President of initiatives of the early increase of social standards.

Rozenko reminded that in 2016 includes an increase of pensions by 12%.

Restrictions on payment of pensions will continue in 2016, – Rozenko

In 2016 year, there will be a number of restrictions in the pension system that were installed in 2015, said Rozenko, wrote UNIAN.

«Renewed action to certain limitations, primarily in the pension system that existed in 2015», — he said.

So, high pensions will continue to be taxed at 15%. The Minister explained that the minimum pension, which will need to pay tax, should be higher than three minimum wages. In 2016 the sum of three minimum wages will be 4134 3654 UAH against USD in 2015. Also sets a minimum age for retirement for those occupations where previously there was only minimal work to retirement.

«It will be a gradual process. The increase will be for six months per year», — said Rozenko.

According to the government plan, the minimum age for occupational pensions for employees of the aircraft will be 50 years, for representatives of budgetary sphere (doctors, teachers, artists) 55 years.

Also, according to Rozenko, set the maximum pension at the level of 10740 USD, and this amount is fixed.

«The highest level of pensions, we believe, should not exceed reasonable limits. Therefore, in the current legislation the payment unbinds from the subsistence minimum», — said the Minister.

He recalled that in 2016 we will continue the practice of non-payment of pensions to working pensioners in positions of high rank civil servants, judges, prosecutors, MPs and other senior officials. Other working pensioners will pay 85% of the pension if it exceeds a half of the subsistence minimum.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada on 24 December passed a law transferring the duties of the financing of public social expenditures to the local budgets, reducing their size, as well as reinforcing the control of their recipients. Among other things, the act provides for the extension of the rules on non-payment of pensions to working deputies, prosecutors, judges and other senior officials until the end of 2016.

For stable operation of the Pension Fund in 2016 will suffice provided 145 billion UAH, — Rozenko

For stable operation of the Pension Fund in 2016 will suffice provided in the state budget for the next year to 145 billion USD, said Pavel Rozenko.

«In the budget of Ukraine for 2016 (Pension Fund – ed.) has approximately 145 billion USD, which, in our opinion, is sufficient for stable and efficient operation of the Fund,» he said.

At the same time, the Minister said that the reduction of the unified social tax next year to 22% from 41% would lead to the loss of Pension Fund income in the amount of 100 billion USD.

He also reminded that in 2016 social standards will be raised in two stages by 12,5% at year-end.

«We are moving into a mode where welfare payments will be increased and indexed regularly», — said Rozenko.

As reported, the Minister of social policy Pavlo Rozenko at the end of November reported that the deficit of the four social insurance funds in 2016 in case of decrease in rates of unified social contribution will be about 133 billion USD.

According to estimates of the Ministry of social policy, the Pension Fund deficit in this case will be about 120 billion USD, Fund for social insurance against unemployment is approximately 7.5 billion USD, Fund for social insurance against temporary incapacity for work – 4.6 billion UAH, the social insurance Fund against accidents is 4.8 billion USD.

Rozenko: funds for compensation payments to the enterprises mobilized in the state budget for 2016 there are no

Funds for compensation payments to the enterprises mobilized in the state budget for 2016 are not available, said Pavlo Rozenko.

«This program was allocated significant amount of funds. In 2016 the state has no additional UAH 2 billion to continue financing this program from the budget,» he said.

According to Rozenko, in 2016 the tax burden on the wage Fund will be reduced, so I had to optimize some social programs.

In his opinion, in this regard, it will be fair that the business will assume some of the costs of social programs, in particular, for the payment of salaries to mobilized.

As said the head of the Ministry of social policy, the Ministry of defense plans to begin the demobilization in March 2016. At the same time it is planned until the next wave of mobilization.

«In these three or four months, nothing bad will happen if the company will be required to compensate its employees with earnings (this means for small enterprises), including due to the fact that they significantly reduced the tax burden», – he explained.

Social assistance to single mothers and to children whose parents evade alimony, in 2016 will be provided depending on family income

Social assistance to single mothers, and children whose parents evade paying alimony, in the year 2016 will be provided depending on family income, for example, subsidies, said Pavel Rozenko.

«We are implementing address the principles of providing public assistance to single mothers and to children whose parents evade paying alimony,» — said Rozenko.

According to him, the reform of the system of benefits and social payments, the government turns to the principles of aid only to poor people.

Thus, payments will be made depending on the income of single mothers and households with children whose parents evade paying alimony. According to the Minister, from 510 thousand single mothers who receive benefits, about 100 thousand lose it as a result of changing the principle of allocation of aid. At the same time, the Minister explained that these changes are not for the purpose of budgetary savings, and for more equitable distribution.

«Due to the fact that will reduced the number of people who need these social benefits, really poor people will get more,» — said Rozenko.

So the payoff single mothers will be increased to 100% with 50% of the subsistence minimum, and for children whose parents evade paying alimony, up to 50% with 30% of the subsistence minimum.

As reported, the Ministry of social policy will hold in 2016 the verification of all social payments through an inventory of personal files assisted people to increase the efficiency of social expenditures.




Rozenko: social standards can increase in case of business «from the shadows» 30.12.2015

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