The government’s program for 2014 includes the solutions that can positively affect the labour market, the situation of a family, and the environment of entrepreneurship. However, it is the way in which they will be implemented that is the precondition of their success.
The Prime Minister announced the liquidation of the co-called “junk contracts”. But surprisingly, it is a risky move. Aside from stigmatizing civil-law contracts, after all concluded in accordance with the principle of freedom of contracts, such a solution may consequently lead to an increase in unemployment. The young people will be then particularly vulnerable to the negative consequences. There is also a risk that the increase in non-wage labour costs will contribute to lower net wages. But we have high hopes of a comprehensive amendment to the Act on employment promotion and labour market institutions. Its entry into force can mitigate the effects of unemployment.
The announcement of the introduction of the Charter of Large Families is important. However, the most important must be the action in favour of the young people’s employment, because without a job - and thus without a source of income for the family - the level of fertility will not increase.
The Minister of Finance announced that the tax authorities would square PIT (tax return) instead of individuals. We point out that the idea was presented by the President of the Employers of Poland a few years ago when it was suggested that the obligation should be imposed on the entrepreneur.
The good news is the amendment to the Act on the National Court Register, which should accelerate the process of business activity registration, and the facilitation of the possibility of making changes to the entries in the National Register Court.
According to the Employers of Poland, the changes in health care proposed by the Prime Minister are considered to be a move in the right direction, but still the sector needs some comprehensive rather than merely fragmentary solutions.