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More costs for small business

Katherine Rich MP
National Party Economic Development Spokeswoman

01 December 2005

More costs for small business

“The Government should stop hammering small business and allow choice in accident insurance”, says National Party Economic Development spokeswoman Katherine Rich.

“I am astounded that once again ACC is recommending to the Minister a significant hike in the self-employed ACC rate.”

She is responding to ACC’s release yesterday of its 2006/2007 recommended ACC levy rates.

“Most self-employed are in small business. They have no choice but to accept any Government increase in the rates.

“I encourage the Minister to reject ACC’s recommendations to increase the self-employed rate because the impact on small businesses will be unacceptable,” says Mrs Rich.

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