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Warsaw Business Journal | Labor costs weigh on construction companies in Poland more than ever

05 Feb 2020

Business confidence among Polish construction companies tumbled early this year, with the heaviest burden, as perceived by the enterprises, coming from labour costs and tax levies. The decline in confidence is chiefly due to such factors as an over 15 percent increase in the minimum wage and a 10 percent hike in social insurance contributions faced by sole traders operating in the construction industry. On top of that, large construction businesses are required to conduct Employee Capital Schemes (PPK) or the alternative solution of Employee Pensions Schemes (PPE).

According to the latest monthly report by research company Spectis, this practically means that the times of low-budget construction are over for good, and 2020 will be marked by rising labor costs.

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