The Finance Ministry has made this forecast in the draft national
budget, Deputy Minister Serhiy Rybak said at a meeting of chairpersons
of public councils at the executive bodies with government members.
According to the ministry’s press service, he said that the main
indicators of the 2013 national budget foresee the priorities of fiscal
policy, as well as current trends and forecasts for the development of
the world economy and Ukraine’s economic sector.
Rybak added that the policy of raising social standards, social
payments and benefits would continue in 2013. In particular, the minimum
wage, the wages of the first category employees and childcare subsidies