Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Lower levies for motorists being looked at by ACC

Lower levies for motorists being looked at by ACC

Another reduction in ACC levies would be welcome news for motorists, says the Automobile Association.

ACC began consultation today on potential changes to its levies for next year. The average motor vehicle levy would reduce from $194 to $130.

Following on from the risk-based reductions introduced in July it would mean the average levy for motorists would have dropped close to $200 over two years.

“It’s really pleasing to see the Government and ACC looking at how they can reduce levies so that motorists aren’t paying more than their fair share,” says AA Principal Adviser Mark Stockdale.

“The changes being consulted on reflect the vehicle account now being fully funded and would help cut the costs of motoring and leave people with a few more dollars in their own wallet.”

ACC levies are paid for through the annual vehicle licensing fee (“rego”) that vehicle owners pay as well as a levy added on to the price of petrol at the pump. The consultation is considering reductions in both and the AA will be looking at what is the best mix between the two.

The AA is also pleased that ACC is seeking feedback on the idea of adding levies to Road User Charges, paid by diesel vehicles, at some stage in the future. This would mean that petrol and diesel vehicles would have the same annual licensing fees.

The AA supports this move as it would be a fairer way to apportion costs to diesel vehicles, particularly those that only travel low kilometres each year and pay more than their fair share under the current system.

Currently petrol and diesel vehicles pay different amounts and this has been a frequent source of confusion and frustration for motorists.

People wanting to give their own views on the changes being considered can do so atwww.shapeyouracc.co.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Less Than Stellar Choices

Amid all the jostling in the National caucus ranks, spare a thought for Andrew Bayly. Who? Well might you ask. Plucked from obscurity by Judith Collin, elevated from number 18 to number 3 in the caucus rankings and given the Finance portfolio - a role in which he has been invisible ever since – Bayly seems destined for a future as a trivia quiz question. That’s because as the National leadership contest comes down to a choice between Simon Bridges and Christopher Luxon, the only decisions to be made on Tuesday are over who gets to be leader, and who gets the Finance job... More>>


Government: Workplace Vaccination Requirements Extended To Cover Police And NZ Defence Force

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today that workplace vaccination requirements will be extended to include the New Zealand Police and Defence Force in preparation for the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on 3 December 2021... More>>

RNZ: Judith Collins removed as National Party leader
Dr Shane Reti is interim leader of the National Party after Judith Collins lost a no-confidence vote. Simon Bridges was demoted and stripped of all portfolios over allegations of an inappropriate comment made five years ago at a party function. Judith Collins was voted out as National's leader today after the party was locked in a caucus for more than three hours... More>>

Government: Supporting New Zealanders To Recover From COVID-19 In The Community
The Government is increasing the support for New Zealanders who test positive for COVID-19 through the rollout of the COVID Care in the Community model and a $300 million funding boost to Pharmac to purchase new medicines to treat the virus, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today... More>>


National: Launches First Step To World-class Tech Sector

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says technology will create exciting careers and higher paying jobs and has the potential to transform the New Zealand economy... More>>

Council For Civil Liberties: Disgraceful Government Secrecy On Vaccination Certificates As Legislation Rushed Through
On the eve of legislation to enable vaccination passes being rushed through Parliament under urgency, the Minister has said it will not publish the relevant policy papers until ‘late January 2022... More>>

Government: Providing Business The Tools To Vaccinate Workforces

The Government is building on measures to protect businesses and workers from COVID-19 as the country gets ready to transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on December 3, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels