On 30th October 2019 FICE chairman Heikki Mäki and FICE secretary Kaidi Tepaskind were meeting Kersti Kracht and Kristel Menning, Advisers to the Minister of Finance Martin Helme in Ministry of Finance.
The goal of the meeting was to introduce the results of the FICE Executive Survey. The meeting started with a brief introduction of FICE, its members and the primary role of the organisation. Following this, the latest survey was discussed in detail.
Advisers to the Minister were very interested in everything that is linked to labour rent services, the collaboration between companies and vocational schools.
Overall the survey results were rather positive as the economy was growing. Nonetheless, it was brought out that the most significant inhibitors for new investments or growth are access to skilled labour, raising salaries, instability around the tax system.
Advisers to the Minister were overall interested and thankful for FICE’s visit, stressing that they would be glad to receive input from FICE’s side if there is something to do on legislation side to solve the hot spots and help the entrepreneurs. They assured that on a political level, the peace in the tax system is extended and presently, they are looking into reducing some of the input prices affecting the manufacturing sector. It was agreed to meet again spring 2020 when the new results of the FICE Executive Survey are out.