I wouldnt say most. Besides its the employer who takes the risk aswell.
True, but by all accounts, they're not really bothered by Polish workers working without the WRS permission - they're far more bothered about real illegal employment.
No there not, they milk it and why not. Dont tell me youve never ben the victim of a scam in Poland, they know all the tricks and the UK has so many flaws they are exposing them for every penny.
I think it's more a case of simply taking everything that they're entitled to - savvy really, wouldn't you do the same if Britain was the poor country and Poland the rich one?
Now that bollocks IMO.
Ask anyone who has a business and what they can write off. Poland is way, way less strict than the UK in this respect - Ben of the British in Poland blog wrote something about the very subject. My accountant advised that as long as you can justify it, then it's possible - unlike the UK where there exists rules for practically everything.
Seeing as you like to dual compare, what would a Brit be entitled to in Poland under similar circumstances?
It's tough to compare, because Poland relies more on increased personal tax allowances rather than benefits. The UK tax credit system is the worst thing ever designed - I bet you must know some people who've been royally ****** over with it?
But under the same circumstances (working for 12 months, legally resident with the EU residence permit, etc) - there's some benefits available, though nothing on the scale of the UK.
If you ask me, they should bring in the Polish system into the UK where you need to work for 12 months before getting anything from the unemployment office. It's not a bad idea, and means you don't get students sitting around on the dole because they refuse to take menial jobs.