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Legislation Monitoring Centre
In Poland there is neither an internet portal nor an institution for employers responsible for monitoring the legislation process of regulations that determine the rules for business activity. At present employers  learn about changes in the law mainly from mass media or simply through the grapevine, usually with delay.

25 years in brief


The Freedom of Economic Activity Act – July 2 2004


The elaboration and passing of the Act was initiated by the Confederation of Polish Employers. From the moment it came into force the Organization was particularly interested in introducing control regulations protecting the interests of employers.


Despite numerous promises, amendments to the Act were only passed in 2008. The first introduced the possibility of suspending business activity, but only for entrepreneurs with no employees. The second stage of changes involved increasing the protection for entrepreneurs against abuses during controls by state administration institutions. The Confederation suggested that the act include a closed catalogue of forms of business activity subject to rationing.


In December 2008 rules of controlling entrepreneurs were changed.  Evidence acquired in a control conducted in an unlawful manner can no longer be used. New regulations on registering business activity were also passed.


During works on the second stage of changes – thanks to an intervention by the KPP – regulations potentially very harmful for the telecommunication industry were removed from the draft. These regulations enable persons other than employees of the Office of Electronic Communications – which raised doubts over their impartiality and objectivism.


The most fundamental amendment was the reduction of tax for business activity to 19%.