“Focus on improving skills and paying what a job is worth is best way for businesses to recognise their responsibility to the communities in which they operate - not paying a ‘subjective and artificial’ Living Wage.”
Tuesday, 21st February, 2017
All businesses, including councils hire on merit, so paying a higher rate without asking for better performance is not sound business practice. Private sector businesses would soon go out of business, but councils take the easy option – they simply pass the cost on to rate payers.
Regional Fuel Tax “off the table” clears way for new financing options and faster pace of action
Friday, 17th February, 2017
Finance and Infrastructure Minister, Steven Joyce’s, first major announcement since taking up the portfolio was exactly the tonic Auckland business needed to hear.
Regional Fuel Tax “Off the Table”
Thursday, 16th February, 2017
Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett noted the Government announcement saying “no” to a regional fuel tax.