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Draft resolution N. º 508/X draft resolution N. º 508/X â Recommends to the Government that takes into account the evolution of IPC â Ã contents of consumer prices in exceptional years to ensure that IAS â Social support Index does not evolve in a way negativaâ display of motifs I â the crisis previous model of update of social support, according to the electoral calendar.
The update of µ s pension and other social support in function of the discretion of governance and until the electoral calendars has been, over the years, the bigger factor of relevÃ in defining the benchmarks of update of µ s thought enacted in ³ story of Social Security. This reality has led to significant distorÃ of µ s in the evolution of nominal value of µ s thought, if we take into account the evolution of the contents of consumer prices â IPC. Also, and as a result the total inability to predict the future evolution of µ s thought, led to serious problems of sustainability of the public pension system of µ s. On the other hand, to keep the retribuiÃ of the nima monthly guaranteed as a reference determinant of setting, calculation and update of State social support, as well as any other expenditure and revenue for this held or charged, it nurtured for years and years, a vicious rculo, at the same time, it allowed the improvement of the condition of µ functioning of the labour market and the RMMG fulfilled its role as a regulator of µ s working relationship, as well as made the evolution of State social support the exotic ³ criteria system and genos is the evolution of the economy.
(II) â the creation of IAS of Index â such as benchmark for update of all social services of µ s in the 17TH Constitutional Government program was taken over the need to proceed to deep change this reality, through the creation of a new index for the mounting , calculation and update of those costs and revenues, with rules for defining and updating the standalone ³ nomas and previously determined. This change was also the subject of trading and agreement reached between the Government and the social partners, in the Permanent Committee of Social ConcertaÃ, within the framework of the discussion of concluÃ action around the Social security reform. To this end, the Government has introduced is the Assembly of the Republic a Bill, which was approved, giving birth is Law 53-B/2006, of 29 December, which created the Social support Index (IAS) fixing the rules their update and µ s pension and other delicate rendering of µ s assign of by the social security system. Portugal left to be one of the last ses paÃ without clear mechanisms established for the update of µ s thought. Under this Law, the IAS base value corresponded to the value of the RMMG in force in the year 2006, updated by the index of consumer prices (CPI) without housing, corresponding variation of the average of the last twelve months, available in the vel is date of 30 November 2006. While taking for reference the initial value of the retribuiÃ of the nima, the percentages of gross monthly indexing fixed does not trigger any decline of the value of the service performance of µ s existing social also, which have the objective indicators from which proceeds is future update, annual, IAS, namely : â ¢ the real growth of gross domestic product (GDP); â ¢ the variation of the average of the last 12 months of the index of consumer prices (CPI), without housing, available in the vel in 30 November of the year preceding the who reports to update. When defining this framework aimed at updating, taking as a reference the index of prices to the consumer (known and not estimated) , and with modulaÃ of µ s according to the recent evolution of variables determining the revenues of the Social Security, namely the evolution of the Portuguese economy, account has been taken of their impact on the sustainability of the social security system, but also assured themselves the spare and even gain in purchasing power to the hostel es µ medium and low. For the µ s thought higher, the maintenance of purchasing power got guaranteed always occurring condition µ s favorÃ availible from the point of view of economic growth ³.
(III) â effects of frame change the creation of the IAS and the setting of rules of your update and µ s pension and other delicate rendering of µ s assign of by the social security system, had very significant impacts on Portuguese society. First because it allowed the celebration, the 5 December 2006, between the social partners and the Government, the agreement on the setting and evolution of the RMMG, which allowed a significant real increase of the RMMG. Currently, and as a result of this agreement, the RMMG is fixed at 450â ¬, having been the subject of the largest µ s updates of the latest decades. This increase, only in history recent ria ³ allowed raising the retribuiÃ of several lower Hall, giving credibility and facilitating the evolution of the RMMG itself ³, and contributed to the assertion of the social dialogue as a space of reference of construction of µ s solution to the Portuguese society. Without the creation of the IAS and the consequent desindexaÃ of service performance of µ s is would be impossÃ social RMMG vel reach recent levels of not valorizaÃ of the RMMG. With prejuÃ zo for workers, especially those who earn low wage, equal or own ³ next the RMMG.
IV â impacts of a scenario especially low IPC the new rule to update the established by law of the IAS, in line with the increase in the cost of living, with real growth of national wealth, and with a view to a harmonizaÃ with the budget cycle amental must in any case be reassessed periodically in function of your fitness to goals (protecting the purchasing power of µ s pension and financial sustainability of social security). So even if predicted in the law of the IAS, as a way of safeguarding its effectiveness and its objectives is the evolution of the economic situation and economic environment ³ monkeys, at a time when it was imprevisÃ to economic crisis ³ mica and world financial living nowadays and, as a result of this economic environment ³ mico desfavorÃ, scenarios of zero growth or even negative inflaÃ. In the current economic context ³ mico, it becomes necessary to adopt a prudent position on the future, Waring, anyway, a scenario hipotÃ © tico reduction of µ s pension and other social services of µ s, as a result of the simple application of the update included in law of the IAS V â what moves us in that direction , the Parliamentary Group of the Socialist Party considers premature the approval of changes µ s is IAS Law that anticipate scenarios of evolution of economic environment ³ mico until end of the year, which are totally imprevisÃ. For otherwise, in the wake of the assumptions that led the Government and Parliament to adopt a clear and transparent scheme of fixing, calculation and update of the expenditure and revenue of the State, such as IAS, considers that it is the duty of the Assembly of the Republic address a recommendation to the Government that, in the context of the normal calendar update of µ s thought for 2010 , consider the evolution of the indicators that serve as a reference to your update and submit a proposal compatible with their evolution.
Thus, the Assembly of the Republic decides, in accordance with constitutional and regulations applicable, recommend to the Government that: 1) monitor the evolution of the contents of consumer prices â IPC, namely the value estimates can match is variation of average of the last 12 months, with reference to 30 November 2009;
2) Follow the contents of real gross domestic product growth for the year ended in the third quarter of 2009;
3) In face of the setting of these parameters of update of the IAS, evaluate changes µ is Law 53-B/2006, of 29 December, which are considered appropriate to ensure that pension µ s and other delicate rendering of µ s indexed social IAS does not suffer a reduction the rating 2010 and may even suffer update positive nominal, and taking into account the princÃ pio of solidarity and descriminaÃ of positive, protecting more who else needs and reinforces ando so the purchasing power, the fight is inflaÃ and the crisis of too low or negative.
Assembly of the Republic, 17 June 2009.
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