The Bill, and the 12 April 2018 policy decision to ban new offshore oil and gas exploration it seeks to give effect to, are counterproductive to the overall goal of reducing New Zealand’s emissions.
"The bill was reported back from select committee with no significant changes despite thousands of businesses writing in over recent months to highlight how it will negatively affect them," says Mr Milford.
Business Central wholly agrees that climate change is an important global issue that we need to address, while we still can.
The Government is proposing a system of 12.5 per cent tax refunds on company investment in R&D for expenditure over $100,000 a year.
The Bill permits an employee of one organisation who is deployed by their employer to work for, and under the direction of, another employer to be covered by a collective agreement that applies to the second employer.
The five Wellington Region Chambers of Commerce today welcomed the summary report on the 'Let's Get Welly Moving' options, which show Option D is the most favoured option and that an overwhelming majority of 65 per cent (1044 of 1604 submitters) want a solution that sorts out the Basin.
Business Central has some concerns about the impact these changes will have on businesses and on the relationship between employers and employees.