Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday that the government wants to rescue as many work places as possible and that two million jobs have already been saved thanks to the benefits of the economic package in the so-called anti-crisis shield.
Through 20 days of April, payments to the country's social insurance institution (ZUS), have fallen by 20 percent, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) daily wrote on Tuesday citing ZUS data regarding revenues from contributions.
Poland's Sejm (lower house of parliament) passed a bill on Saturday aimed at supporting business during the coronavirus epidemic. The bill frees micro-enterprises and the self-employed from paying social insurance contributions (ZUS) for three months.
Poland will exempt self-employed people and micro-companies from social security payments for three months if their revenues drop by more than 50 pct compared to February, President Andrzej Duda announced on Saturday.
Polish Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Thursday that a new law would come into force from January which would limit payment bottlenecks, as well as a large part of the Friendly Law Package, aimed at easing the conducting of business.
The Senate (upper house) on Wednesday voted in favour of a bill introducing the so called Small Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) Plus scheme.
The number of foreigners running a business in Poland grew by 4,500 to 19,400 people in the last four years, said Sebastian Szczurek, a regional spokesperson of state insurer ZUS, adding that Ukrainians constituted the biggest group.
Foreign employees are filling gaps in the Social Insurance Institution's (ZUS) finances, therefore the Ministry of Labour wants to facilitate their employment, the Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Friday.