Economy & Tax

Better approach to business payments needed

Better approach to business payments needed

BusinessNZ supports the repealing of the Business Payment Practices Act. “BusinessNZ is instead working with its large business group to develop a voluntary code to ensure small businesses are paid on a timely basis,” BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said. Mr Hope...

Better approach to business payments needed

NZ Economy: Turning the page

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows business confidence is increasing, but New Zealand’s economic growth is still expected to be relatively low over the forecast period out to December 2025.

Better approach to business payments needed

ENTERPRISES WORRIED ABOUT COST OF DOING BUSINESS

The high cost of doing business is the stand-out issue for New Zealand businesses, according to the results of the Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Election Survey released today. 93 percent of respondents said changes made by the Government had increased their cost of...

Better approach to business payments needed

NZ Economy: Rocky Road

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows middling growth for New Zealand’s economy between now and 2025, with a mix of positive and negative indicators. BusinessNZ Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says New Zealand’s economy is facing similar conditions to...

Better approach to business payments needed

Business views for 2023 election

Businesses are ambitious for New Zealand’s success and want a better policies to help achieve it, BusinessNZ says. BusinessNZ has ‘taken the pulse’ of the business community and published Election Priorities for a better future  - the thoughts of large and small...

Better approach to business payments needed

NZ Economy: Caution signs ahead

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals a subdued 24 months of economic growth ahead, despite recent improved signs of activity.The forecast for the September 2022 quarter shows there is still plenty of risk both at home and abroad, with inflationary and...

Better approach to business payments needed

NZ economy: prevailing headwinds

The latest  BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals business and consumer confidence is low, with factors at home and abroad hampering our recovery. The Forecast for the June 2022 quarter shows global economic recovery post-Covid has taken a hit in both prolonged...

Better approach to business payments needed

Improving NZ’s tax administration system

Tax administration could be improved with better technology and more partnerships with the private sector, the BusinessNZ Tax Group says. The BusinessNZ Tax Group is a group of leading tax practitioners and service providers who have produced a white paper with...

Better approach to business payments needed

RMA shakeup long overdue

RMA shakeup long overdue A shakeup of the Resource Management System is a big step in the right direction, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says."This is a great chance to move towards improved environmental, economic and social wellbeing outcomes."Mr Hope says...

Better approach to business payments needed

Focused spending for business and the economy

Focused spending for business and the economy The Wellbeing Budget contains spending that would be positive for business and the economy, says BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the focus on innovation, research and skills would help more businesses develop at...