Business and export groups have written to the Prime Minister in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
ExportNZ is concerned that the consensus between the main political parties on trade may be over.
BusinessNZ says Parliament is missing another opportunity to fix the Resource Management Act.
BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says that the government’s accounts continue to improve and the key economic indicators by which country comparisons can be made continue to move in the right direction, but the jury is still out as to whether a slowly slowly approach is ideal.
BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says proposals including integrating tax compliance with online business activity and streamlining PAYE, GST and provisional tax would be carefully considered.
Proposed changes to employment standards will make employer requirements clearer, says BusinessNZ.
Labour’s employment relations policy released today would bring back a system that delivered counterproductive workplace relations in the past, BusinessNZ says.
New exemptions from seismic strengthening requirements show the policy is inconsistent and unnecessary, says BusinessNZ.
Labour’s immigration policy would create two different levels of minimum wage, says BusinessNZ.
BusinessNZ has welcomed the ACC 2015/16 levy proposals which show that the Work, Earners, and Motor Vehicle Accounts are now fully funded, and that significant premium reductions are possible for next year.
Local Government New Zealand’s announcement that it is reviewing local government funding will be welcome news for ratepayers.
Better council treatment of property developers would help housing affordability, says BusinessNZ.