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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-14/1199 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 April 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||28 September 2020 (updated 29 September 2023)|
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemics the government proposed a legislative package of measures intended to counter-act the direct economic effects of the public health crisis. The package, commonly referred to as the Anti-crisis Shield, consist of three legislative acts which all came into force on 1 April.
Of the three acts, the Act amending the Act on Special Measures regrading Prevention, Counteraction and Combating COVID-19 Other Contagious Diseases and Crisis Situations Related and Some Other act of Law is the key piece of legislation regarding the unfolding economic crisis. The Act (abbreviated as the “Special Act”) is a follow-up to the initial ad-hoc regulation introduced in early March.
Clause 15zb of the Special Act introduces two new temporary solutions (regarding obligatory payments to PFRON (Państwowy Fundusz Rehabilitacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych - the State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled People) that are made by employers hiring employees with disabilities (the measure is addressed to companies that have the employment rate of people with disabilities below six percent). The measures are an additional financial relief for companies struggling with financial difficulties, having problems with paying taxes and social contributions. The measures will be operational up to six months after cancellation of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are as follows:
No information to date (October 2020).
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners not involved.
No positions of social partners are known.
Eurofound (2020), Anti-crisis shield: Temporary deferral of obligatory payments to the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of Disabled People, measure PL-2020-14/1199 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-14_1199.html
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