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Public to be able to access essential goods during shutdown 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued the following statement today.

Government to introduce law changes following retail fuel market study 27 February 2020

The Government has agreed to introduce changes to improve competition in the retail fuel market following the Commerce Commission’s report into the retail fuel market. The changes will be introduced through a Fuel Industry Bill.

Small businesses to be consulted on changes to prevent late payments 26 February 2020

We’re asking small businesses what they think of two proposals which aim to improve business-to-business payment practices in New Zealand.

New Bill to stamp out unfair commercial practices passes first reading 13 February 2020

Amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1986 were read for the first time in Parliament yesterday.

Consultation opens on FMA funding and levies 28 January 2020

Consultation has opened on funding options and levies to enable the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to regulate the new financial advice regime and respond to cost pressures within its current remit.

Information about business support for Whakatāne released 23 December 2019

More detail about the business support for affected businesses in the aftermath of the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in Whakatāne has been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Fair Trading Amendment Bill introduced 19 December 2019

The Government has introduced a Fair Trading Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Bill provides new protections for businesses and consumers against unfair commercial practices.

Government responds to market study into retail fuel 05 December 2019

The Government has responded to the Commerce Commission’s retail fuel sector market study. The Commission studied factors that may affect competition in New Zealand’s retail fuel market, and made recommendations aimed at improving competition, and outcomes for consumers, in the fuel sector.

Enabling small businesses to grow and prosper 04 December 2019

The Government is backing the recommendations in the Small Business Council’s Strategy and has unveiled 3 initiatives to begin implementing.

Consulting on options to improve contractors’ rights 26 November 2019

The Government is seeking feedback on possible options to address the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

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