TRADIES TO SAVE WITH CHEAPER LICENCES
Written on the 15 October 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has welcomed the news that more than 410,000 licence holders will be set to save at least $216 million over 10 years, under a new licence regime as part of the NSW Liberal Government's wide-ranging "Better Business Reforms" to be introduced into Parliament this month.
Some of the licence categories set to benefit from the reform include hard-working NSW home building tradies, like electricians, carpenters and plumbers, as well as architects, real estate agents, surveyors and tow truck drivers.
"There are a large number of tradies who live in Sydney's North-West who will benefit financially from these business licence reforms, as will the small businesses who hire them," Mr Conolly said.
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said it would put more money in the pockets of everyday Australians and help small business compete with the big end of town.
"Small business can struggle with red tape and this is about putting money back in their pockets and helping them compete with the big end of town," Mr Kean said.
NSW licence holders across more than 70 categories will have the freedom to choose whether they want a one, three or five-year licence as part of the new reform package.
"It makes sense to give all licence holders the choice of renewing their licence for a shorter or longer period. My Better Business Reforms will save business time and money, while keeping important consumer protections in place," Mr Kean said.
Minister Kean will introduce the "Better Business Reforms", which also include reforms to increase transparency for consumers, into Parliament this month.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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