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


Labour's small business policy best so far

Labour's small business policy best so far

Labour's package backing small businesses is the party's best policy effort so far, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

"The policy package for small business includes some clever thinking," said Kim Campbell, EMA's chief executive.

"Because the ideas outlined are less in conflict with other aspects of Labour policy they are worth careful consideration.

"The small size of many of our businesses, far from being a handicap could be a source of agility and strength provided they are given a fair go.

"In particular small business owners will be heartened by policies that streamline tax, allow better access to government procurement, and help kick start garage scale enterprises.

"The stated aim for a small business to lodge one tax return and one tax payment each month for income tax and GST compliance is laudable.

"Paying provisional tax for small and start-up businesses can be totally demoralising; the new government of whatever stripe should commit to doing away with it.

"For the most part Labour's small business initiatives are sound and none very expensive."


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Land & Water Forum: Fourth Report On Water Management

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on the Government to urgently adopt all of its recommendations from earlier reports. More>>



Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Speaking For The Bees: Greens Call For Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban

The National Government should ban the use of controversial pesticides called neonicotinoids after evidence has revealed that even at low doses they cause harm to bee populations, the Green Party said today. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news