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News

13 July 2017, 21:00

Evening plenary meeting concludes

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

The evening plenary meeting concluded. The draft bill No.6600 on the state budget 2017 was considered on the second reading under attendance of the ministers.

On state budget 2017

The draft bill No.6600 on the state budget of Ukraine 2017 was adopted on the second reading. For more details please refer to the appropriate website.

The session was extended until 8 pm.

On detention of M.Dobkin

MPs took up consideration of the Prosecutor General’s claims to institute a criminal proceeding (incl. detention) against M.Dobkin, MP. The claim presented by the Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko personally was approved by 288 votes. M.Dobkin was then called in for a questioning to the General Prosecutor’s Office.

On pensions and social benefits

The draft bill No.6614 amending the laws on uplifting pensions was adopted on the first reading. The bill aims to improve a solidary system of pension insurance, to differentiate scales of pensions by acquired pensionable service and remuneration gained, to change gears for refund of preferential pensions, to introduce unified approaches to pension computing.

The bill is supposed to:

- restore differentiation of pension scales by acquired pensionable service and remuneration gained through recalculation of pensions as of 01.10.2017 with the use of an integrate remuneration index set for 2017 at 3764.74 hryvnias (UAH);

- revise terms and conditions of recalculation (indexation) of pensions;

- change the gears for refund of preferential pensions for workers engaged in particularly harmful and/or hard works;

- remove non-relevant expenditures from the solidary system;

- introduce a new retirement procedure depending on acquired (current) pensionable service;

- set a range of sorts of minimal pension scales;

- establish a pension scale for those with a 30-35 years pensionable service at 40% of minimum wage but not less than a subsistence minimum once the recipients (men or women) reached the age of 65;

- introduce unified approaches to calculation of pension scales;

- allot special state social benefits for persons at the age of 65 with pensionable service under 15 years.

To mitigate a negative impact of the increased pensionable service a temporary state social benefit for the idle with insufficient pensionable service is set for the transition period.

To improve the pension laws the draft bill proposes to:

- revise the scales and conditions of minimum retirement age pension allotments;

- set the pension scale at the subsistence minimum level in case a 30-35 year pensionable service is reached (for men and women);  

- apply a calculated pension once a full pensionable service is in lack. Additional payment to the subsistence minimum level is to be done with the aggregate income taken into account;

- set the pension scale at 40% of minimum wage but not less than the subsistence minimum level once a 30-35 year pensionable service is reached (for men and women at the age of 65);

- change the sources of financing payments to employers for employment generation. These payments are to be done from the budget of the State Employment Service of Ukraine;

- restore the mirror-like principle for women at the age of 55 with early pensions allotted;

- define conditions for allotment of disability pensions resulting from employment injury;

- improve terms and conditions of annual recalculation (indexation) of pension insurance pay-outs.

The draft bill also offers to appoint public notaries to be agents for the state pension insurance collection when attesting real property purchase contracts.

On ferrous metals scrap

The draft bill No.6382 has been accepted by the Parliament. It amends some laws aimed at reduction of the deficit in ferrous metals scrap on the home market. The bill now sets the scrap export duty at EUR 30 per ton for two years instead of the previously agreed three years.

Changes in Tax Code of Ukraine

The adopted draft bill No.6684 alters the Tax Code of Ukraine to exempt taxpayers from fines for a late presentation of their taxation papers (dated from 01.06.2017 till 30.06.2017) resulted from cyberattacks. The grace period is extended until 31.07.2017. If a taxpayer’s databases were injured or killed by the cyberattacks, the tax inspections timing would be postponed by the inspection body until restored but not later than 31.12.2017.

The presiding officer closed the session.