ACC levy cuts worth $50M a year to business, says Ardern

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 10 Dec 2018

By Pattrick Smellie Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Cuts to the Accident Compensation Corp's risk-related work levies will save New Zealand businesses about $50 million a year, while other levies will either not change or, in the case of risk-rated vehicle levies, will be discontinued. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced the changes after Cabinet today. The Work Levy, which is charged to every business to cover accidents and injuries that occur at work, will fall from an average 72 cents for every $100...
Primary Sector
$25m for Milford tunnel as Southland gets pre-election funding
Brent Melville | Thu, 16 Jul 2020

The Homer Tunnel, a transport lifeline into and out of Milford Sound, Fiordland, will receive a $25 million upgrade as part of a swathe of pre-election government investment into Southland that also i...

Economy
Cheaper petrol, accommodation through lockdown tames inflation
Paul McBeth | Thu, 16 Jul 2020

Cheaper petrol and accommodation slowed the annual pace of inflation through the covid-19 lockdown, more than offsetting price spikes in other consumer goods. The consumers price index shrank 0.5 p...

Retail
Delegat profits up 37%
Victoria Young | Thu, 16 Jul 2020

Wine maker Delegat Group's unaudited profit after tax for the year to June 30 rose 37 percent to $64.1 million, the company reported. The figure includes fair value movements in its vines and deriv...