The state budget 2021 draft bill lacks the most important part of it, which is fight against poverty. This was stated by OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE MP Serhiy Lovochkin commenting on the draft bill that the Cabinet has introduced to the parliament.
Half a year ago Ukraine introduced quarantine measures, but despite promises, the government failed to develop a real program to support businesses working under conditions of the epidemic. This was stated by OPPOSITION PLATFORM – FOR LIFE MP Serhiy Lovochkin.
Ukraine’s national debt continues increasing, having reached 2,355bln hryvnia as of Aug. 1, an 18-percent growth since early 2020. According to MP Serhiy Lovochkin, the government’s current financial policy leaves critically important national sectors underfunded.
Despite budget performance above target that was announced by the government in June, the very next month saw a sharp increase in wage arrears, including to public employees. According to MP Serhiy Lovochkin, even healthcare workers who are to be funded as top priority sector had their salary payments delayed.