Health and Safety at Work (Rates of Funding Levy) Regulations 2016

2016/20

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Health and Safety at Work (Rates of Funding Levy) Regulations 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of February 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 201 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety made after complying with section 202 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Health and Safety at Work (Rates of Funding Levy) Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 4 April 2016.

3 Rate of funding levy payable by employers

For the purposes of section 201(2)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the rate of the levy payable by every employer (on the amount of earnings paid or deemed to have been paid by the employer to the employer’s employees) is 8 cents per $100.

4 Rate of funding levy payable by certain earners

For the purposes of section 201(2)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the rate of the levy payable by every earner who has earnings as a self-employed person (on the amount of earnings as a self-employed person derived or deemed to have been derived by the earner) is 8 cents per $100.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 4 April 2016, prescribe the rate of funding levy required to be paid by employers and earners who are self-employed persons under section 201 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced a regulatory impact statement on 15 July 2013 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 February 2016.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.