January 5, 2023, 03:16 PM – Public News Service – OSN

Office of Consumer Protection and Competition Poland UOKiK will investigate the situation with retail prices for automotive fuel. According to RIA Novosti, this was stated by the chairman of the organization Tomasz Khrustny during a press conference.

According to him, the reason for the investigation was the current situation on the Polish fuel market, which can be described as a scandal. On January 1, the anti-crisis measures previously introduced by the Polish government ended, among which was the abolished reduced rate VAT for fuel. Instead of the current 8%, the tax was again 23%, but since the prices at gas stations did not increase along with the increased tax, there were suspicions that Polish fuel companies had previously inflated their prices.

“As chairman of UOKiK, I initiated an investigation into the issue of market prices for fuel,” Khrustny said.

He also added that at the moment UOKiK has already turned to companies operating in the fuel market, demanding to provide full information about the pricing process.

Earlier it became known that Poland was faced with a massive closure of small shops. Thousands of enterprises have already closed or suspended their work, unable to withstand rising inflation and competition. One of the reasons for the difficult situation for small businesses is the rise in energy prices. More read in material Public news service.