Long waiting times for help
The aid granted by the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) under the New Chance Policy program is needed by entrepreneurs immediately.
Meanwhile, business owners point to the increasing waiting time for the application to be examined.
According to the regulations, ARP has a specified amount of time, which is 30 days, but counted from the date of a correctly submitted and complete application. According to ARP’s explanations, any delays in examining the applications result from errors that require their correction by the applicant. However, entrepreneurs emphasize that a delay in granting financial support may pose a real threat in the form of the necessity to declare bankruptcy.
Source: S. Wedziuk, Pomoc dla upadających firm się opóźnia, Puls Biznesu 14.01.2021.