Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


No Change To Electrical Services Levy

25 July, 2002

No Change To Electrical Services Levy

ACC will not be reviewing increases to the Electrical Services employer levy rate for 2002/2003.

Earlier this year the Electrical Contractors Association, ECANZ, questioned whether a 22% increase in the levy was due to the incorrect classification of one employee who had suffered a serious injury.

ACC levies reflect the cost of injuries within specific industries and ECANZ suggested the employee’s classification should be related to the electricity industry, not electrical services.

ACC’s Injury Prevention and Client Services General Manager Darrin Goulding said a thorough investigation had determined that there was no need to review the levy rate.

“We are satisfied that the injured employee was correctly classified by his employer. Consequently there has been no misallocation of claim costs that may have artificially inflated the Electrical Services levy rate,” Mr Goulding said.

“I would also note that the full cost of this unfortunate claim was not applied in assessing the levy increase.”

Mr Goulding said that ACC legislation permitted an employer, under appropriate circumstances, to use more than one classification for the payment of levies.

The employer involved in this issue was engaged in a range of activities, but each business unit had been correctly classified for the work it was performing.

The employee was installing a high voltage switchboard at the time of the accident but Mr Goulding noted that the application of the Electrical Services classification was not limited to lower voltage electrical work.

It covered electrical installation or maintenance work in buildings or on construction projects, regardless of the system voltage. The work could be domestic, commercial, or industrial.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news