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The Business Ombudsman Council provides recommendations to state bodies on the basis of individual cases and in accordance with published systemic reports. Here we have collected information on the implementation status of systemic recommendations only.

Report name
Issued recommendations
Execution status

Systemic report “Big challenges for small business”

To review the Action Plan to the SME Strategy and determine its relevance, priority and expediency.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Other CEBs

In process

To approve an updated realistic action plan for the support and development of SME, taking into account the BOC’s recommendations according to this report. The SME Action Plan should cover activities for all groups of entities (micro-, small and medium-sized businesses) and be backed by appropriate financial resources

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Other CEBs

In process

The development of the updated action plan to the SME Strategy should be based on the participatory principle, in particular, all key stakeholders both from the state and the business community representing all groups of entrepreneurs should be involved in this process. The overall focus of this document should be on creating conditions for transforming small businesses into medium-sized enterprises, as well as for more rapidly growing small businesses, enterprises with export potential or enterprises with a significant innovation component.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Other CEBs

In process

To qualitatively review and initiate amendments to the legislation by providing flexible forms of work organization and regime, including part-time employment, working in shifts, work time logging, weekends and holidays, remote work, etc.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

Implemented

To take appropriate steps to simplify the labour-related document flow and transform it into electronic format.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

In process

As regards the supervision (control) of employers’ compliance with the labor legislation — to take steps aimed at careful harmonization of the procedure, grounds, methods and forms of inspections, powers of the corresponding authorities, particularly with the ILO Conventions and requirements of the Law No. 877.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

Not started

As regards the proportionality of employer's liability for violations of the labor legislation — to review sizes of fines, taking into account the nature, degree of offenses committed and an employer’s degree of guilt, and to provide for the possibility of applying warnings for minor or first-time offenses and/or granting employers a grace period for their elimination without an obligation to pay respective fines

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

Implemented

To properly and timely complete implementation of activities envisaged by the SME Strategy in terms of training, education aimed at developing competencies/skills and awareness-raising of SMEs in the field of business integrity.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
The SME Development Office
Other CEBs

In process

To continue maintaining an active dialogue and holding specialized forums for SMEs. At the same time, it is advisable for these entities to analyze the current state and expand preparation of step-by-step instructions with detailed information on key business processes required to start or liquidate certain types of business and to uniquely present/post information on their websites. Additionally, such information should be accompanied by interactive self-testing tools for SMEs so that they can independently check their compliance level.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Kyiv City State Administration
Other CEBs

In process