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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.

Government responds to Commerce Commission’s market study into residential building supplies 17 May 2023

The Government has announced today how it will work to improve competition for key building products in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Consultation opens on draft regulations of unit pricing 14 April 2023

The Government is introducing a mandatory standard for unit pricing to help consumers make informed decisions when shopping for the essentials at the supermarket.

Government announces final changes to the CCCFA Regulations 12 April 2023

The Government has announced a final set of changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and the Responsible Lending Code to improve safe access to credit for Kiwis. The changes will be applied from 4 May 2023.

Government announces mandatory unit pricing for supermarkets 19 December 2022

The Government has announced new rules that will require supermarkets and other large grocery retailers to clearly and consistently display unit pricing for grocery products. Generally this will be per kilogram or per litre.

New Chair appointed to the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee 09 December 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed that Mr John Matthews has been appointed as Chair of the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee.

Government progresses consumer protections for three waters services 08 December 2022

The Government has announced the introduction of the Three Waters Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill today, which will ensure the future three waters system promotes consumer interests.

Have your say on proposed changes to geographical indications 23 November 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is asking for feedback on changes to New Zealand’s registered geographical indications regime.

Government progresses work on open banking 10 November 2022

The government is progressing work on a consumer data right (CDR) framework for New Zealand and will explore banking as the first sector for this to apply to.