Building site safety rules adding $100m p.a. to housing costs, says NZ Initiative

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

By Suze Metherell July 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government's safety campaign to reduce falls from a height may be raising the annual cost of home repairs and additions by as much as $100 million at a time when housing affordability is a major issue, according to a new report from the New Zealand Initiative. The libertarian think-tank says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment did not quantify the costs of its "ill-justified" campaign to reduce workplace falls and the regulation is flowing through to climbing house prices in A...

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