Small businesses will welcome a digital platform announced today to streamline the way they interact with government
agencies and cut out repetitive paperwork, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central.
"Anything that cuts bureaucracy and gives owners of small businesses time to focus on growing their business is a good
thing," says Chief Executive John Milford.
"They are constantly telling us in our surveys that the cost and time they spend on compliance is one of the main
barriers they face so I’m anticipating this platform will be popular.
"Being able to apply for, manage, track and access services from government agencies, and to apply for permits, licences
and consents and be notified online of approvals and renewals without repeating the same information and documentation
will make a big difference, particularly to companies with small staffs.
"We eagerly await to see how beneficial the pilot will be, and we will be actively monitoring feedback from our members
"I encourage businesses to register for a New Zealand Business Number so they get their details on the platform ahead of
the expected launch in October."