At the end of 2019, Employee Capital Plans finally made their debut in the Polish pension system. Mercer has conducted a survey concerning key aspects of functioning of the PPK system.
2019 was for ABSL a time of great events and numerous initiatives. We have summarized all our activities and achievements in the past year and made predictions for 2020.
ABSL Gala held on December 5th in Warsaw is a ceremony integrating the business services sector environment and all those who contribute to its development. The second edition of the C-level executives meeting is an opportunity to appreciate the ABSL community, partners and key stakeholders for their contribution to the development of business services sector in the past 24 months.
Office space – until recently was a place that was limited to an office desk, a chair and possibly a small kitchen, where one could brew coffee ‘on the go’. Relaxation was not an option, because the line to the coffee machine was too long. And now? Some of us use assigned desks, others from time to time prefer the buzz of a communal space, where we have breakfast and lunch, some willingly use the room used to work in focus, a small park next to an office building or… their own couch.
Changes in the Polish office sector happen not only from a quantitative aspect but in qualitative terms as well. There is growing interest in multi-functional projects on the market. The share of flex space, which is an interesting option for large tenants is also increasing.
ABSL calls for rejecting the bill on rescinding of the upper limit of ZUS contributions. The act will heavily affect wages, cost of doing business and weaken competitiveness of Poland compared to other European countries.
There is no consent from the business represented by ABSL to lift the current limitation of ZUS contributions for employment contracts. The proposed change means reduction in employees’ net wages to 10% and a drastic increase in labor costs by up to 15%.