2015-05-13

Reduce the foreign exchange (FX) risk when exporting to CEE

Emerging Europe is a high growth destination for UK business. In 2012, British exports to the CEE region grew by £2 billion compared to 2011; this growth exceeded that achieved by British exports to China and India. The near-shore markets of Emerging Europe are ideal places for small and mid-size businesses to expand their export activities.

Author: OSTC

Type: Articles
2015-05-13

Structuring our offer with the clients' needs in mind

LINK4 has been strongly associated for many years with direct insurance services provided to consumers and corporates and has sought to stand out in both segments for the simplicity of purchase, quality of service and attractive price. Of late, the company has been seeking to strengthen its presence in the motor insurance market for small businesses and fleets.

Author: Grzegorz Anczewski, member of the management board of LINK4

Type: Articles
2015-05-13

Setting up a business in Poland: Forms of business entity

UK businesses in Poland tend to be big investors. According to the state inward investment agency, PAIiIZ, there are over 80 British investors present in the Polish market; companies like Tesco, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Associated British Foods, Aviva and RSA. Yet looking at the structure of German and Italian investment in Poland, we can see thousands of SMEs which have set up manufacturing and service operations here. They have been doing profitable business here for years. There are, however, very, very few such companies from the UK present in Poland. One reason is that British owner-managers taking a look at the Polish market can be put off by the code-based legal system, different to English Common Law. There is more bureaucracy (Poland is not placed high in rankings of countries where it’s easy to do business); procedures are more complex and more time-consuming.

Author: Jerzy Woliński - Attorney-at-law, specialising in small and medium-sized foreign business in Poland Member of the Warsaw Bar Council, member of the BPCC. With Keith Groucott, UK business advisor, and Michael Dembinski, BPCC Head of Policy

Type: Articles
2015-05-13

Poland's public procurement: getting it right

Experienced business managers can be subject to culture shock when negotiating the labyrinth of public procurement in Poland for the first time. Steve Novis, managing director of Atkins Polska, offers some suggestions as to how Poland's public procurement culture could improve.

Author: Steve Novis

Type: Articles
2015-09-03

Poland’s muscular mid-tier

What have pestering nine-year olds at their first communion have to do with Poland’s muscular mid-sized businesses? Patrick Ney supplies the surprising answer.

Author: Patrick Ney, director BPCC Trade Team

Type: Articles

REC Global

Without realizing it, people all over the world use products with software that is engineered by REC Global every day.

Author: REC Global

Type: Articles
2015-09-16

VAT Changes since 1 July 2015

The Value Added Tax Act of 11 March 2014 ("VAT Act") changed at the beginning of July 2015. First, Article 12(1) of the act of 7 February 2014 amending the Value Added Tax Act and certain other acts was applicable until 30 June 2015 only.

Author: Dorota Białas, Rödl & Partner

Type: Articles
2015-05-13

Nearly 1.1 million sq m of office space under construction across Poland –Jones Lang La Salle summarized the Polish office market

Jones Lang LaSalle experts summarised the office market data and trends in Warsaw and other key cities in Poland after Q2 2012. Set out below are key finding from the research paper:

Author: Jones Lang LaSalle’s

Type: Articles
2015-05-22

Doing business in more than one special economic zone

According to the well-established case law an enterprise that has several zone permits may keep one set of accounting records in order to calculate income from the business activity in the special economic zone.

Author: Rödl & Partner

Type: Articles
2016-01-05

Macroeconomic overview

The big picture for UK companies new to the Polish market, key macroeconomic indicators updated each month - keep this page bookmarked, and visit often!

Author: Michael Dembinski

Type: Articles