The Prime Minister participated in a meeting with local government officials in Chełmża Tuchola and in Nakło nad Notecią. He presented them with promissory notes for funds from the Local Government Investment Programme for towns and cities, gminas and poviats.
During his visit to Chełmża and Tuchola, the Prime Minister stated that the government supports local governments in carrying out investments that will serve the residents. He emphasised that Poland, recovering from the epidemic-related crisis, needs new investments.
"We want the residents and local businesses to benefit from these funds. I am happy to see thousands of small investments, because they stimulate internal supply and demand and create good conditions for entrepreneurs," the Prime Minister said in Tuchola.
The visit to Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship was also an opportunity to summarise government support for Polish entrepreneurs. As the Prime Minister stressed, it was not only additional funds within the framework of the Anti-Crisis Shield. It is also a reduction of the CIT rate from 19 to 9%, or the implementation of the so-called Estonian solutions in CIT for small and medium-sized enterprises, which will come into force in January next year.
State support and economic development
The Local Government Investment Fund comprises funds worth about PLN 6 billion from the state budget. They are allocated for grants to gminas, poviats, towns and cities. A special fund was created on the initiative of President Andrzej Duda.
The funds can be used for investments close to people, such as renovations of schools and kindergartens, investments in waterworks and sewage systems, construction of nurseries, development of road infrastructure - as well as other locally necessary activities.
Purchase of 23 fire engines in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship
During his visit to Grudziądz, the head of the government also granted promissory notes for the purchase of 23 fire-fighting and rescue engines for the Volunteer Fire Departments’ units from Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship.
The Prime Minister stressed that this is an investment in safety, and thanks to the new engines, volunteer firefighters will be able to care for the safety of the residents of the surrounding towns even more effectively.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the firefighters of the State Fire Service and the Volunteer Fire Departments, who effectively struggle with elements such as water, hurricane and whirlwinds and fight with great devotion for human life and health. He also expressed his conviction that the State Fire Service and the Volunteer Fire Departments are working together ever better in removing the effects of cataclysms.
Our great volunteer firefighters save belongings, property and lives of people in all parts of Poland. We should be thankful for that, just like to our firefighters from State Fire Service. We are very grateful to you Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his visit to the Rescue and Firefighting Unit 2 in Grudziądz.
Rescue and fire-fighting engines with a total value of nearly PLN 400 million will go to Volunteer Fire Departments’ units throughout Poland. Approximately 500 fire engines will be purchased, which will be received both by the units operating within the National Firefighting and Rescue System and outside it. The new engines will be delivered to a total of 515 Volunteer Fire Departments’ units throughout Poland.
A number of solutions for Polish entrepreneurs
With the coronavirus pandemic, the government launched support for entrepreneurs. Polish businesses have already received over PLN 109 billion, which saved about 5 million jobs. Thanks to the quick reaction of the government, Poland is in a better situation than other European Union countries. Currently, we are the second country in the European Union with the lowest unemployment rate.
During his visit to JK Kiedrowski, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised that this is not the only support for Polish businesses.
It is worth mentioning once again, not only about the measures which we have managed to implement when fighting the crisis - the Financial Shield, but also about those already introduced for small and medium-sized enterprises. This is a reduced CIT rate from 19 to 9%, and from 1 January next year also the so-called Estonian solutions in CIT the head of the government said.
Estonian solutions in CIT are modern methods of taxation, which promote investments and minimise tax settlement formalities. Thanks to this approach, businesses will not pay the tax in monthly or quarterly advance payments, nor settle the tax annually. They will pay it only at the moment of profit distribution. Greater investment capacity of Polish businesses, increased productivity and innovation, or time savings in tax settlements - these are just a few of the benefits that the so-called Estonian solutions in CIT will offer to small and medium-sized enterprises.
JK Kiedrowski is a Polish manufacturer of containers and waste bins. The enterprise provides employment to approximately 600 employees. Each year it sends 15 thousand containers worldwide.