15 Mar 2017

Businesses report the cost of dealing with govt is increasing

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 15 March 2017

Making it easier for business to deal with the government was one of the Government's Better Public Services goals, set in 2012. More than 1200 businesses are surveyed every six months, and for the first three years it looked like the 25 percent target would easily be met. But then the trend began to reverse. Businesses reported the cost of dealing with government was increasing, and those dealings were getting harder.