SLASHED LICENCE FEES A BIG WIN FOR TRADIES

SLASHED LICENCE FEES A BIG WIN FOR TRADIES

There’s great news for up to 2,000 licence holders across the region operating across the trades, construction, motor service and hospitality sectors who will not have to pay licence fees, reducing pressure on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said the licence fee waivers were a crucial part of an economic stimulus package providing support for small businesses.

“This is a great announcement for small businesses in the region as the fee waivers will deliver much-needed relief for small businesses, at a time when cash flow is crucial.

“Every job is essential and tradies play a significant role in the industries that keep our regional economy ticking over.

“These measures will assist around 2,000 tradies across our region with fees ranging from $100 to $400.  Some of those include Contractors’ licences, High Risk Work licences, Motor Vehicle Repairers licences, Motor Vehicle tradesperson’s certificate, a Qualified Supervisor Certificate and liquor licences for clubs and hotels.

“I am pleased to say these measures put business and workers first so they can continue to be the lifeblood for their communities across the region.

“We’re going to help them withstand this storm, so they can hit the ground running later.

“This announcement follows the first set of fee waivers which have started to come into effect, including $19.5 million in state-based fee relief for industries.

“It gives eligible businesses in the entertainment and hospitality sectors access to a 12-month waiver on liquor licences and certain SafeWork NSW and NSW Fair Trading fees and charges.

“I am encouraging all businesses to check the nsw.gov.au website to see if they are eligible for support or assistance,” Mr Anderson concluded.

For more information visit www.nsw.gov.au   

MEDIA: Simon Chamberlain | 0477 309 999

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