In Belarus, found half a million «parasites»

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Alexandrapalace in fotoballoon view of the forecourt of Central railway station of Minsk. Archival photoIn Belarus, found half a million «parasites»© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Alexandrapalace the image Bank

Our database is not employed in the economy working-age citizens of Belarus were about half a million people. This was stated by the Minister of labour and social protection of the Republic Irina Kostevich, reports «Sputnik Belarus».

Earlier, the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko has informed that Belarus has about 500 thousand people of working age are not working, while among them there are those who have problems with the law. According to the national statistics Committee, the total population of the country as of the year 2018 — approximately 9.5 million people.

The database is from the first of December. According to Kostevich, citizens can learn their status in a database through a single portal of electronic services of Belarus. From 2019 non-citizens will pay full amount for gas heating and hot water. Previously you were provided with state subsidies. If a person works, but still was in the database, it can delete upon presentation of proof of employment.

«An individual approach is applied. And the database only allows you to see what is happening in the labour market, and the reasons why people of working age out of work,» explained Kostevich the TV channel «Belarus 1».

At the beginning of the year, Lukashenko signed a decree abolishing the obligation of unemployed and not paying taxes the working citizens of Belarus to pay a special fee imposed in 2015 and in common parlance called the «tax for parasites».

From the first of January of the new year unemployed able-bodied citizens of the Republic will be required to pay for government-subsidized services at full cost.