Over 6,000 cases were conducted by the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Enterprises in 2020. “It was possible to manage a lot of matters positively. We currently receive 500 applications a week. You can see that there is a demand for the work of an SME spokesman – said Adam Abramowicz
At the conference summarizing the work of the SME spokesman, officials presented the report “Support for entrepreneurs during the pandemic. Report on the activities of the SME Ombudsman in 2020”. It shows that last year the ombudsman’s office ran over 6200 cases in defense of entrepreneurs. This is an increase of 165 percent compared to the previous year.
The number of correspondence relating to cases conducted also increased. In 2019, it amounted to 5500, a year later – almost 15,000.
Representatives of the SME Ombudsman’s office also mentioned other activities and activities from last year. Among them there are, among others agreement on cooperation (including with the General Prosecutor’s Office or the head of KAS), an appeal to local governments regarding the exemption of entrepreneurs from rent payments (to which several dozen local governments responded), or the inclusion by the minister of development of a proposal that micro-entrepreneurs should be released from the obligation to submit application for the redemption of a microloan.