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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-1/1640 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 January 2021 – 28 February 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||31 December 2020 (updated 20 July 2021)|
After the Financial Shield 1.0 was impelemented from April 2020 onwards see case PL-2020-20/806 as the follow-up programme has been devised.
Just like to original regulation, the follow-up is based on the Act amending the Act on the System of Development Institutions facilitating public support programme commonly referred to as the Financial Shield, operated by the Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju). The programme is divided into specific sub-sets of measures targeting 1) micro, small and medium firms and 2) large firms. The former is further divided into two segments a) micro firms and b) small and medium firms.
Ustawa z dnia 4 lipca 2019 r. o systemie instytucji rozwoju („Ustawa o SIR”), znowelizowana ustawą z dnia 31 marca 2020 r. o zmianie ustawy o systemie instytucji rozwoju.
The main characteristics of the measure are as follows:
subsidy is paid in the amount of 70% of the gross loss (before tax) of the enterprise for the period from November 2020 to March 2021 (January-March 2021 based on forecasts);
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|21 May 2021||
The application window remained opened until the end of February 2021.
|07 January 2021||
Seven more branches were added to the list, making the number to rise to 45 from the initial 38.
Not known yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The views are predominantly critical. Social partners see the measures as not adequate.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products|
|C18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
|J - Information And Communication||J59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities|
|M - Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities||M73 Advertising and market research|
|M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N77 Rental and leasing activities|
|N79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities|
|N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
|S - Other Service Activities||S96 Other personal service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Financial Shield 2.0: Small and medium-sized enterprises, measure PL-2021-1/1640 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-1_1640.html
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