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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-52/2118 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 22 December 2021 – 31 December 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Monika Helak (Polityka Insight) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||09 January 2022 (updated 10 July 2023)|
In December 2021, the government decided to roll out another iteration of the Anti-Crisis Shield. The Anti-Crisis Shield 10.0 is set to be activated in January 2022 and combines two main instruments: exemption from social security contributions for December 2021 and work stoppage benefit for up to six months. Both are available only to specifically listed branches identified by their NACE codes.
The new Anti-Crisis Shield rests on two pillars. The first one is an exemption from social security contributions for December 2021. Applications must be submitted by the end of February. In order to take advantage of the instrument, business owners must run their operations in beverage serving, and other amusement and recreation activities.
The second one is a work stoppage benefit, available for up to six months for selected branches. The amount of the benefit is PLN 2,080 or PLN 1,300 per month depending on further conditions. The list of entitled businesses is broader in sectoral terms than in case of the former measure, yet the maximum period of six months is available only for the same fields of activity. The remaining sections of economic activity covered by the measure are eligible for aid from one to five months.
|Does not apply to workers||
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
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:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I56 Food and beverage service activities|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), The next edition of the Anti-Crisis Shield comes to force in January, measure PL-2021-52/2118 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-52_2118.html
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