Already mid-May this year, when the idea of liquidation of the flat tax for entrepreneurs and the actual introduction of the 3rd tax threshold was publicly presented, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers expressed a very critical opinion on this issue, pointing, among others, to the fact that the tax will strike financially above all the still fledgling middle class. Today, we have a ready-made draft bill that must be judged even more harshly – it assumes increasing tax burdens not only for wealthier citizens, but for all those employed, thus contributing to the increase of the tax wedge in Poland.
The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers has repeatedly highlighted the necessity to introduce far-reaching changes in the rules and regulations of employing foreigners in Poland. This need stems from at least two factors – the first being the current deficit of people of working age which presents an undesirable situation for entrepreneurs, i.e. lack of hands to work. The shortage of qualified employees at the moment is one of the major obstacles to the development of companies – including those from the SME sector.
As long as politicians accuse each other, as long as they maintain that it is them and not the other party who have an idea for Poland, and who convince to the solutions they propose – atypical and radical as they may be – we are witness to a normal discourse that does not significantly diverge from the standards adopted in other countries in the world. There are, however, some dimensions of the functioning of the state, which due to the raison d’etat should be removed from the rules of a brutal political dispute, within which it is allowed to do and say almost everything.
Representatives of the largest Polish unions of entrepreneurs and associations representing companies from the modern technology, digital and internet sectors jointly appealed to Polish MEPs that they reject the draft EU Copyright Directive in its current form, which will cause damages, among others, to Polish companies, scientists, and Internet users.