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Making life easier for small businesses

Making life easier for small businesses

Business.govt.nz, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has launched a new online tool which allows small businesses to search their central government compliance requirements in one place.

The Compliance Matters tool is the latest addition in a suite of resources produced by the Business.govt.nz team, aimed to make life easier for small businesses.

Acting Manager of Business.govt.nz, Kate Garvie says, “We have listened to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who have told us that they often feel overwhelmed and buried in information about government matters. We also know that one of the issues of most concern to SMEs is whether they are across their compliance obligations.”

Ms Garvie says, “The Compliance Matters tool, accessed via any internet-capable device, provides a searchable and easily navigable database of government compliance requirements from seven central agencies, including ACC, IRD and MBIE.”

She says the tool will help unburden businesses from having to trawl through multiple government sites to determine their core compliance requirements when managing aspects of a business such as starting or expanding, employing staff, exporting, tax and reporting. It will also direct them right to the agency they need to go to fulfil these requirements.

“The government’s Better Public Services for Business (Result 9) programme aims to make life easier for business, by reducing the time and effort it takes to interact with us. The Compliance Matters tool will go a long way to helping free up time to allow SMEs to focus on what’s most important to them – running and growing their business.”

To access the Compliance Matters tool go to: www.business.govt.nz/compliancematters.

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