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Business payments regime passes into law 21 July 2023

A new Bill designed to reduce the stress and costs to small businesses of long payment wait times has passed its third reading on the 19 July.

Consultation opens on anti-competitive land agreements 13 July 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on a review into anti-competitive land agreements across the wider economy.

MBIE announces banking services panel 05 July 2023

The New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today announced an updated All-of-Government (AoG) panel providing a range of banking services to government agencies until 30 June 2027.

Practical information to improve regulation in an inter-connected world 03 July 2023

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment has launched an online toolkit for people designing and implementing regulation about how international regulatory cooperation works in practice.

Government announces market study into personal banking services 20 June 2023

Today the Government has announced that it will ask the Commerce Commission (the Commission) to undertake a market study into competition in New Zealand’s personal banking sector.

New requirements for Fog Cannon Subsidy Scheme providers to align with Police’s Retail Crime Prevention Programme 19 June 2023

As part of the $11m increase in funding for the Fog Cannon Subsidy Scheme, MBIE is introducing further requirements for providers.

Digital Boost hits another milestone in supporting small businesses to become digitally enabled 15 June 2023

The Digital Boost platform has hit another milestone with over 60,000 registered users, offering small kiwi businesses digital expertise at their fingertips.

MBIE opens consultation on a draft Grocery Supply Code of Conduct 09 June 2023

MBIE is seeking feedback on a new mandatory Code of Conduct between major retailers and suppliers who operate in the grocery sector.

Government drives $2 billion of business research and development 31 May 2023

The Government’s research and development tax incentive (RDTI) has supported more than $2 billion of New Zealand business innovation – an increase of around $1 billion in less than 9 months.

Brave in Business e-Learning series launched for small businesses 24 May 2023 in partnership with Spark Business Lab have launched the Brave in Business e-Learning series to help the owners and operators of small firms improve their mental health and wellbeing.