The Human Rights Commissioner wants to amend the law to prohibit registering economic activity under someone else’s address.
– We acknowledge the problems related to dishonest businessmen operating under fictional addresses – the victims are usually random, Innocent and unaware citizens. However, the core of the problem is that public institutions tasked with a.o. debt collection pay little attention to such “minutiae”, instead attempting to collect debts from actual inhabitants and owners of the real estate in question, rather than from the businessmen who incurred debt. One may introduce tens of changes, imposed further obligations and burdens, but the problem lies in practice and not the letter of the law. I cannot imagine the police checking whether companies really do operate under the address specified in their registration papers. Not to mention creating a dedicated institution for this purpose. We should demand that already existing institutions fulfill their tasks appropriately and provide protections for those, whose addresses have been used by schemers. Creating new bureaucratic requirements will surely not help to achieve this goal – on the contrary, it would be a waste of entrepreneurs time and effort – assesses expert of Employers of Poland Piotr Wołejko.