Warsaw, 6th September 2021
Survey by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers: Polish New Deal in the eyes
of employees and the self-employed – clear pessimism regarding government’s proposals
The results of the survey commissioned by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers clearly indicate there is reluctance amongst respondents regarding the solutions included the Polish New Deal.
As many as 64% of all people surveyed believe they will be worse off as a result of the tax changes provided for in the Polish New Deal, while only 12% believe they can benefit from them. As many as 83% of all respondents are concerned that the planned increases in taxes will cause a further increase in prices. As the results of the research indicate there is a high risk of such a scenario, as 65% of entrepreneurs surveyed declared that tax changes would force them to increase the prices of their products or services.
As Cezary Kaźmierczak, President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, points out: “Such widespread disapproval of tax changes should give the government food for thought. Even among employees whose economic conditions will not change as drastically as the situation of entrepreneurs, there is opposition to the proposed solutions. Employees generally perceive the benefits of the Polish Deal as having very little impact on the situation of household budgets. For entrepreneurs, the originally proposed increase in the health insurance premium is, in turn, a heavy burden.”
In this study, people were also asked about potential sources of healthcare financing. According to the majority, as many as 56% of respondents, healthcare should be financed primarily from a more effective taxation of international corporations. Only 9% of participants surveyed expressed the opinion that higher expenditure on healthcare should result from higher taxation of Polish companies.
We encourage you to familiarise yourselves with the report summarising our quantitative study.