Listen up: new laws start today

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The average ACC motor vehicle levy will reduce again, from around $195 to around $130.

That’s a $200 reduction since 2014.

Other changes taking effect include:

The Raising Healthy Kids target gets underway which aims to get 95 percent of children who are identified as obese in the B4 School Check referred to an appropriate health professional by 2017

The maximum weekly rate of paid parental leave for eligible employees and self-employed parents will increase from $516 to $527 gross per week. Earlier this year the length of payments was increased from 16 to 18 weeks

Smoke alarms must be installed in all rental homes, and landlords have three years to insulate their properties
Income limits for second chance home buyers are being removed so more people can access their KiwiSaver to buy a home

Non-recoverable special needs grants for emergency housing will become available.

Better support for vulnerable children, including young people leaving care and caregivers, as well as increased safety checking requirements

To be honest, that doesn’t look like a set of rich prick laws.  Labour are going to continue to find it hard to get a toehold on National’s performance on this side of the general election.

 

– NZN via Newshub


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